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SEPT. 9, 2011

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COME ONE, COME ALL

The Community Center hosted an open house to help residents of Rancho Santa Fe get acquainted with the numerous classes they have to B1 offer.

By Patty McCormac

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Superintendent makes her mark in district By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Just about everyone has a favorite teacher who made a real difference in their lives. For many who went to school in Rancho Santa Fe, that teacher is Lindy Delaney. From science teacher to superintendent of schools, Delaney has been a fixture for nearly 27 years and this muchloved icon is still making a difference in young lives. In fact, it is difficult for her to walk around off campus without being continually stopped and hugged by former students or their parents. On a recent day, parent Madeline Jaelet stopped Delaney to update her on her son Kelsey who recently graduated college with a 3.8 grade point average. Jaelet gives Delaney much of the credit for preparing him. “She taught him the things he needed to know for college. She gave him a sturdy foundation,” Jaelet said. Michele Homan also stopped Delaney that day, telling her about sons Jordan and Tristan who always give credit to her for teaching them study habits and for providing a launching pad. “She was hard. She made them do their homework, but they got a good foundation,” Homan said. Delaney takes it all in

stride. It’s just another day in the district, but she acknowledges she has been extremely lucky. “I can’t think of anything else I would do with my life,” she said. “I think I have the best job of all the superintendents in the county.” In addition to her superintendent job and because of budget considerations, she

also serves as the middle school principal, a job she enjoys. Delaney knows a lot about kids. She is a middle child in a family of seven with a twin sister who is a first grade teacher in Orange County. From her parents, she learned her work ethic, her father a manager for FedEx and her mother a homemak-

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RANCHO SANTA FE — As it turns out, Rancho Santa Fe got sliced up in both the assembly and senatorial districts on the recent final maps of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, but local officials are pleased with the outcome. Not so in July, when representatives from the Association and fire district traveled to San Diego City Hall to testify on behalf of the community that had been drawn into districts with other much larger communities like downtown San Diego and Chula Vista that could essentially remove tiny Rancho Santa Fe’s seat from the table. Pete Smith, Association manager; Roxana Foxx, Association board member; Tony Michael, fire chief; and James Ashcroft, president of the board of directors of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District, all spoke on behalf of the community. “We are very pleased to have a community that gets involved and supports the elected officials,” Foxx said. “I think the reason we came out as well as we did is because our members are active. We brought in a consultant to draw maps and (the commission) took it to heart.” She said that the all volunteer commission was battered by so many people making so many complaints, that the Rancho Santa Fe contingent came not with just complaints but prepared with a solution. “We walked in with alternative maps,” she said. As it stood, the school district was divided in half, the water district was divided in half and the fire district was cut in half, so the commission needed to see the issue. “It was an obvious oversight and they were able to TURN TO REDISTRICTING ON A14


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ODD Rancho Santa Fe Association news briefs community CALENDAR FILES

by CHUCK SHEPHERD

By Patty McCormac

Nuclear Meltdown

Richard Handl, 31, was arrested in southern Sweden in July after a raid on his home. He had been trying for months to set up a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, but became alarmed when a brew of americium, tritium and beryllium created a nuclear meltdown on his stove. Only then, he said, did it occur to him to ask the country’s Radiation Authority if what he was doing was legal, and the subsequent police raid answered that question. No dangerous radiation level was detected, but Handl still faces fines and a maximum two-year prison sentence for unauthorized possession of nuclear materials.

The Entrepreneurial Society

For the Self-Indulgent: (1) The fashion designer Chandrashekar Chawan recently created gold-plated, diamond-studded contact lenses that make eyes “sparkle” (not always a good thing, admitted Chawan, citing reviews calling the look “cringeworthy” and “demonic”). According to an MSNBC report, the “bling” part never actually touches the cornea. (2) Among the trendiest avantgarde beauty treatments are facial applications made from snail mucus, according to a July report by London’s Daily Mail. South Korean glamour consultants were the first to use mollusk extract’s generous moisturizing properties, though a dermatologist warned (on NBC’s “Today” show) that no “controlled” studies have yet demonstrated snail-goo superiority.

Leading Economic Indicators

• Augustin James Evangelista is only 4 years old, but he nevertheless has certain financial needs — which amount to about $46,000 a month, according to the child-support request filed by his mother, “supermodel” Linda Evangelista. A Wall Street Journal reporter concluded that the figure is about right for rich kids in New York City, what with needing a driver, designer clothes, aroundthe-clock nannies and various personalized lessons. And soon, according to a consultant-to-the-rich interviewed in August by the Journal, Augustin James will become even more expensive, as he graduates from his exclusive preschool and enters his exclusive kindergarten. • The highest-paid state government employee in budget-strapped California in 2010 was among the least productive workers in the system, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation reported in July. Jeffrey Rohlfing is on the payroll as a surgeon in the state prison TURN TO ODD FILES ON XX

RANCHO SANTA FE — Horizon Church is planning an observance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy, said Pete Smith, Covenant manager to the Rancho Santa Fe Association at its Sept. 1 meeting. Smith said the event was originally planned for the Inn, but as the idea grew, so did the number of people who planned to attend. Organizers decided to move the event to the church where there’s more room. “They are expecting about 2,000 people,” Smith said. The Night of Hope candlelight service will take place at 5 p.m. at the church. The special outdoor service will recognize the heroic efforts of fire and law enforcement. Musical guests include Crystal Lewis,The Mike Clark

Band and The Katinas. The church is at 6365 El Apajo Rd. in Rancho Santa Fe. Also at the meeting, Ivan Holler, Covenant administrator, told the Association that the project of converting property records from paper to digital files is coming right along. “We are still scanning documents and we will continue to refine that as we go along,” Holler said. Some of the larger items have been sent off site for processing. The Association last year approved the project of storing documents electronically, so the staff was tasked with finding a suitable storage company, buying the proper equipment needed to undertake the arduous project of scanning nearly 80 years of paper records into the system. Holler also told the board that the county plans for repairing at least two of

the roads in Rancho Santa Fe have been put on hold for a while. The news did not please board members. “After the heavy rains last year, our roads continue to deteriorate,” said Dick Doughty, vice president. “They are in really bad shape and some of them are the worst in the county.” At the meeting Smith told the board that the Art Jury nominating committee is now in place and looking for candidates who are interested in serving. “Anyone interested in serving should contact the Association,” Smith said. Director Dick Doughty of the under grounding committee reported to the board that it is ready to start the project as soon as some of the members of the community are ready. A recent survey indicated that community members

were lukewarm about proceeding with the project Of the June 20 survey, out of the 778 returned of the more than 1,700 sent, the majority was not enthusiastic about the project. When asked if residents would be willing to pay for the under grounding of the utilities, 204 replied they would and 478 said they would not. Residents need to understand that this is an expensive proposition and will not happen overnight, Doughty said. “It will not happen in two or three years. It will happen over 20 years, in bits and pieces,” he said. The survey, which identifies people by their address, shows there are pockets of those who are interested in under grounding. “Maybe we can get at least one district ready to go by years end,” Doughty said.

Friends, family rally in support of popular singer By Lillian Cox

On Aug. 31 almost 300 members of the local music community rallied behind popular singer Angel O’Brien with a fundraiser at Anthology in San Diego. Donations helped defray medical costs in O’Brien’s battle against breast cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in May. Serving as emcee for the evening was musician and lead singer of Goldfish, Dave Paskowitz. Steve Lewandowski, announcer at the Rancho Santa Fe Polo Field, served as auctioneer. Clubhouse passes for the Chargers, a package for The Palms in Las Vegas and Fender guitars were among the items donated for auction. Music was provided by Eve Selis with Marc Twang, Haute Chile, Polyester Express, The Heroes and The Mar Dels. A graduate of Torrey Pines High School,O’Brien was one of the original members of The Mar Dels when the band formed in 1982. She was only 15. Founder Doug Allen has remained a stalwart friend and helped promote the fundraising event in the local media. “Everybody loves Angel and would bend over backwards for her,” he said. “She did so much to make The Mar Dels famous, and she’s been a star in so many other groups. She has also given her time and talents to help Children’s Hospital and the Helen Woodward Animal Center and I wanted to help her in any way I could.” In addition to The Mar Dels, O’Brien has performed with all groups who participated in the benefit. She was founder of Haute Chile along with April Doyle. O’Brien is known throughout the world, from Disneyland to Japan, as well as her participation in the USO, and has performed with stars from Rod Stewart to Tony Bennett. She extended her appreciation to everyone who attended the benefit by taking the stage and performing. “You always wonder, if something were to happen to you, who would be standing at

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ART IS AFOOT The Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, 6004 Paseo Delicias, will display “Dancing Through the Paint Box,” running through Nov. 3 featuring the works of several area artists that participated in the Rancho Santa Fe’s 2011 Artist Workshop Series. CHOW DOWN Dinner with the Dogs will give youngsters a chance to visit with the animals, make crafts and take a tour of the shelter from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas. Cost is $20 per child and is for children ages 5 and older. Visit rchumanesociety.org or call (760) 753-6413. Pre-registration is required. LIFE AND TIMES LIFE at MiraCosta, a senior learning group, meets Sept. 9, Room 1068, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Call (760) 721-8124.

SEPT. 10

RSF CRAFT TIME The Rancho Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias, offers a Make & Take Craft program at 11 a.m. Sept. 10. This month’s craft is paper bead earrings. All materials are provided free of charge. DEMOCRATIC CLUB A meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, on the subject of preparedness of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. Nuclear Workshop Executive Director Rochelle Becker will speak. Call (760) 744-9233 or e-mail president@lsm.sddem.org for more details.

SEPT. 11 CELEBRATE

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The Soul Center and the North County Yoga Community will celebrate the life of yoga teacher Summer Autio from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at The Soul Center, 627 Encinitas Blvd.

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your side?” she said. “I looked out from the stage and, for me, it was everyone. My heart was so full and I felt 20 feet tall.” The benefit generated $22,000 of a $30,000 goal for the evening. A friend in the music business, who requested to remain anonymous, wrote an $8,000 check to make up the difference. O’Brien’s well-publicized fight with breast cancer draws important attention to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. According to National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, these belong to a class of genes known as “tumor suppressors.” In normal cells, they help ensure the stability of the cell’s genetic material (DNA) and help prevent uncontrolled cell growth. However, mutation of these genes have been linked to the development of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

This is the case with O’Brien, the youngest of three sisters. Her mother, Darlene, died of breast cancer in 2000. Her oldest sister, Kathleen, tested positive and has an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. She is exploring options for prevention. Her middle sister, Brenda, was diagnosed and treated last year with stage two breast cancer. “The love, moral support and strength of family are all very important factors in healing,” Brenda said. “However, I think one of the most important characteristics of our family is the fact that we can make each other laugh. They don't say that laughter is the best medicine for nothing, and, as long as we all shall live, we will keep the prescription of laughter filled for one another.” BRCA gene mutations also affect men. According to the National Cancer Institute,

“Men with harmful BRCA1 mutations also have an increased risk of breast cancer and, possibly, of pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, and early-onset prostate cancer. However, male breast cancer, pancreatic cancer,and prostate cancer appear to be more strongly associated with BRCA2 gene mutations.” A blood sample is required for genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. This is highly recommended along with genetic counseling before and after the tests. For more information about O’Brien’s journey, visit caringbridge.org/visit/angelobri. To make a donation, visit goo.gl/Blv9e. To visit O’Brien eBay store, “Runway Finds,” v i s i t http://stores.ebay.com/RunwayFinds.

REMEMBERS

The city of Oceanside will hold a day of remembrance and music at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 200 South The Strand, Oceanside. SILENT TRIBUTE “A Day of Remembrance” will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Powerhouse Park, 1700 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. VISTA VIGIL Faith Lutheran Church, 700 E. Bobier Drive, Vista, will observe a 26-hour prayer vigil beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 until 11 a.m. Sept. 11. For more information, contact Victoria Waufle at 760-724-7700, ext. 229. COUPLES CLUB The B’nai B’rith Couples Club of San Diego will attend a docent lead tour at the Maritime Museum on Harbor Drive in San Diego at 11 a.m. Sept. 11. Lunch will follow. The tour will include both the Marine Exhibit and the Gauguin Exhibit. The cost for seniors is $11 per person. If the group is larger than 10 people, the cost will be $8 per person. For more information, call (858) 273-0585.

SLAMMIN’ GOOD TIME

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OPINION&EDITORIAL

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

SEPT. 9, 2011

Do we take our liberty for granted? I wrote this down Living here in North County I am reminded of the sacrifices our Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Infantrymen make when I drive through Pendleton, over to Coronado, pass the MCRD, or the Miramar base. I owe them, and those before them, an immense debt. I sometimes feel I have not paid the smallest price for the freedoms I have and the personal safety I enjoy. Does being patriotic get a bad rap? For instance I’m guilty of mumbling the lyrics of the “Star Spangled Banner” at ballgames — not because I sing out of key, which I do, but because I am afraid that I might upset or offend my silent “neighbor.” My fear of how they might perceive me outweighs my sense of patriotism. Yet I have no fear wearing my Red Sox hat into Yankee Stadium. This doesn’t make sense. What is there to fear in saying I love my county? On July 4, 1976, my neighborhood in New Hampshire celebrated the bicentennial birthday of our nation by gathering as a community around our flagpole in the morning to sing the national anthem and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. We then had a great barbeque with sack races and other events that concluded with the firing of muskets and the playing of taps. We were, and are, grateful to be Americans.

ANDREW AUDET Life, Liberty and Leadership I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1995 to 2002. At that time, the Bay Area seemed like the epicenter of the “dot-com” revolution. Each week brought a new IPO, making employees paper millions in stock options. It was a frenetic culture of competition, fear, greed and a communal sense of “I have got to get mine before this thing implodes.” It was the rat race on steroids. Then Sept 11, 2001 happened. It was America at its finest. It was stranger helping stranger, community helping community, families helping families. Across the country I could feel the energy, prayers and goodwill being generated and channeled to those in need. As a country we became kinder to each other. We were more patient and tolerant with each other. We smiled at each other, recognized each other. We held doors open for each other, and let others merge before us in traffic or cut in line.The sense of community, of togetherness, was genuine.

Patriotism became cool. Troops were on the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge; choppers flew over the city. People stood and loudly sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at ballgames. America was less divided. We were all on the same page. For a brief moment, there were no “Red States,” no “Blue States,” there was only the United States. A crisis can bring clarity to our lives. With clarity there is the chance to live better lives for our families, our communities and ourselves. There is the chance to think, speak and act differently. The catch is, we have to participate daily, or the moment will pass. Without sustained effort and awareness today’s clarity can become tomorrow’s fog. As we approach the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, I remember the sense of community and patriotism that surrounded that time. How we were all pulling for each other. 10 years later I am still trying to be a better person for my family, friends and my community. Am I kind and patient? Do I hold doors for others and say “Thank you?” Do I keep up on local government and local candidates? Do I participate in my liberty? I fear I fail more often than I succeed. I feel blessed and fortunate to be here. I hope I am doing my part to somehow earn it.

so I’d never forget By Debbie Sisti

Living on opposite sides of the country from your kid can be hard. On the first Saturday in September, 2001,I flew into New Jersey from San Diego. I was coming in for a long weekend to visit my daughter, Bethany, for her birthday, which was Sept. 11 (bummer of a birthday, huh?). We had gatherings for three days, with the actual big party on Sunday. On her actual birthday, Tuesday morning, I took off before dawn for Newark Airport to fly home, early enough for my son-in-law to not be late for work.Russ dropped me off at the curb at Newark airport. I walked around the terminal killing time until my flight boarded. I got on the plane and started reading prior to takeoff.The pilot announced that you could see the World Trade Towers out our left windows but I had just seen them from the air in a Cessna two days before (Russ’ uncle is a pilot so he took me up for a spin and we went for a tour of the area, actually circling the Towers up close). So I thought,big deal let the deprived tourists gape. Until I heard him say that the smoke coming out of them was not usual. I quickly looked out and thought “Oh no! That can not be good,” remembering the incident there in 1993 and picturing those people emerging out of the smoking Towers with sooty mouths and noses, having come down those altitudinous smoking buildings through the stairways. “Lord, please help those thousands of people as they must be evacuating down those stairways again!” Soon after, the pilot announced that the airport was closed due to the fire at the WTC. I thought, “Why?!” I couldn’t understand what it

had to do with us. Soon after that, he announced a plane had crashed into it. He said we were going back to the gate and that we were allowed to use our cell phones. A man two rows up was announcing what he got from his phone: A second plane had crashed into the World Trade Towers. I turned to the man next to me and said,“That can’t be true.What are the chances of two plane accidents into the same buildings within minutes of each other?” I then said,“Unless it was terrorism!” Then felt foolish like some old lady worrying about terrorists around every corner. Well, once inside the gate, people were bustling but quiet, serious but not panicky. Occasionally someone who had gotten news would announce it to no one in particular, and I heard that it was indeed terrorism. TWA announced that there would be no more flights that day.We all got right back online at the checkin counter at the gate to reschedule our flights. It took forever so I worked at reaching Russ to come back and pick me up but cell phone lines were all busy. A little saying ran through my mind: “tell a friend, telephone, tell-aMom.” I persistently dialed her and finally managed to get her and asked her to reach Russ. On Russ’ end: He had dropped me off, went to work, and shortly after starting, a man walking down the street told Russ and his coworkers that a plane had crashed into the WTC. Russ said his heart fell into his stomach. He didn’t own a cell phone TURN TO NEVER FORGET ON A11

Trying to find solace amidst the attacks By Ken Harrison

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My family and I were camping at Silver Lake, in June Lake area, north of Mammoth. Around 6:30 a.m. I ran into the campground host and he had CNN on satellite TV in his RV. Planes missing, airspace closed — possibly 50,000 dead in the towers. Was L.A. next? The news traveled very quickly around the campground. In three campsites, vacationing members of our military were throwing stuff into their rigs as quick as they could, and took off. They said they

would be needed back at their bases. Around 10 a.m. another camper had returned from the nearest gas station out on Highway 395. He reported gas prices hadn’t gone up, and his credit card still worked. These were things we were all concerned about in the first few hours. Would we be able to get home? I looked up at the majestic Carson Peak, which towers over the TURN TO SOLACE ON A12

Remembering 9/11 from the Pentagon By Lt. Col. Matthew E. Sutton

I remember the morning of the attack like it was yesterday. One of my colleagues shared with us that a small aircraft had just struck the World Trade Center. Having assumed it was a small private plane, we made a few remarks and went about our business. It was not long before we were told that a second aircraft had struck the other tower. We immediately recognized this as a probable deliberate attack. We watched the CNN

coverage in horror. I went downstairs to buy a bottle of water when I heard the distinct sound of a low flying large jet, followed by the rumble of a large explosion. Close by the building exit, I saw the rising mushroom cloud rising from the Pentagon. It was less than a-quarter-of-a-mile, so I took off in a full sprint towards the impact area. Employees were exiting the building. Many were TURN TO PENTAGON ON A12


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Encinitas resident watched as the towers fell By Lillian Cox

On Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, Debbie Sisti flew from San Diego into New Jersey International Airport to celebrate the 21st birthday of her daughter, Bethany, on Sept. 11. “We had gatherings for three days, with the birthday party on Sunday,” she remembers. “On her actual birthday, Tuesday morning, I was to take off before dawn to fly home, early enough so that my son-inlaw, Russ, wouldn’t be late for work.” After Russ dropped her off at the curb, she walked around the terminal until the flight was ready for boarding. Once on the plane, she took her seat and began reading. The pilot welcomed the passengers, and pointed out the World Trade Center which could be seen from the left side of the aircraft. “I had just seen the towers from a Cessna two days earlier when Russ’ uncle, a pilot, took me up for spin,” she said. “We actually circled them up close, so I thought, ‘big deal.’” Sisti took notice, however, when the pilot came on the

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intercom again to say there truck bomb was detonated was smoke coming from the below the north tower, forcing towers. Quickly, she flashed the building to be evacuated. back to February 1993 when a Moments later the pilot

went on the intercom yet another time to announce that a fire at the WTC had forced the Newark airport to close. “I couldn’t understand what it had to do with us,” she said. “Soon after that, he announced a plane had crashed into it, and that we were returning to the gate.” After passengers were cleared to use their cell phones, another traveler alerted others that a second plane crashed into the towers. “I turned to the man next to me and said, ‘That can’t be true! What are the chances of two planes crashing into the same building within minutes of each other. . .unless it was terrorism!” Once inside the gate passengers scrambled to reschedule their flights. “I realized that as I walked around the terminal before my flight, I passed the gate of United Airlines Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, Penn.,”she said.“I passed those people. . . I realized it was likely that I passed the terrorists,too.” Sisti tried repeatedly to reach Russ, but the phone lines

were busy. When she did, he rushed back to get her. As they left the airport, facing the New York skyline, there was a mushroom cloud where the second tower once stood. “I can’t describe how my body bore the grief of colossal loss of human life that had just happened,” she said. “I had seen those buildings, with human beings in them, with my own eyes only moments before.And just two days earlier, I saw it up close from a Cessna.” When they returned home, Bethany, in her nurse’s uniform, ran towards Russ’ truck. “She hugged me as if to squeeze the life out of me and burst into tears,” Sisti remembers. “Only then did I realize she thought I could be dead.” In the days that followed, the community rallied by displaying posters with a list of items requested by the NYFD. The response was overwhelming. Some people dropped off things, others copied down the list and went shopping. They

returned with granola bars, sweatshirts, even booties for search dogs. During the subsequent week, there were reports of family, friends and acquaintances who worked at the WTC, and whose lives were spared. Each person failed to arrive at work for unusual, even fluky, reasons. “A church youth group leader got a job at the WTC but his alarm didn't go off that morning,” Sisti said. “Another person arrived at the towers only to decide that she didn’t like the way her slacks fit, so she took a cab home to change.” Sisti said the disaster transformed the city forever. “New York City is infamous for the cold, impersonal demeanor of its people,” she said. “That was gone. . .they rolled up their sleeves, jumped in with both feet, stuck out their arm to give a hand up because these were our fellow Americans. I was more proud than ever that week to be an American.”

All that was left was dust: a surfing tribute to those fallen on 9/11 nobody was ever going to see these men again. That’s when the loss of 911 began to sink in,” Jeff said. The surfboard will be part of the commemorative 9/11 ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum,

CHRIS AHRENS Sea Notes On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighter Brennan Savage had finished his shift at Ladder 137 in Southern Queens, the firehouse where he worked as a New York firefighter. He was thinking about the waves he would ride that day when suddenly he looked up across the bay to see one of the Twin Towers ablaze. When he saw a jetliner hit the second tower he realized he wasn’t going anywhere, except back to work. Back inside the firehouse Savage and the rest of the fire crew sat in disbelief as the news unfolded: The U.S. was under attack. Within a few hours Brennan and every firefighter in the city was at the World Trade Center. By then both towers had collapsed, and he sifted through the ashes,which were a mixture of the city’s highest structures and the people who had worked in them. “All that was left was dust; we never even found a trace of DNA of some of the firefighters we knew. Nothing.” During this interview Savage paused to display a photo of the firefighters lost in the 9/11 blaze. He points out several of his close friends, including Steve Belson, whom he often surfed with at Rockaway Beach, which is located near the firehouse. “The last words anyone ever heard from Steve were, ‘Chief, I’m on the 70th floor, I’m heading up.’ That was a minute and a half before tower one fell “I knew at least 50 of the 343 that died that day. Nineteen of them were friends from Rockaway. These were guys I had known since we were kids and most of us had grown up surfing together. If you go to Rockaway today, all

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you’ll find are the memorials with road signs commemorating fallen firefighters. There’s Steve Belson Road, Walter Hynes Street, and Richie Allan…Richie was brand new, just out of the fire academy.His first job was the World Trade Center. “The waves had been good the week of Sept. 11, and a lot of the firemen I knew were out surfing.There were at least 10 firefighters out that day. They were called in and went straight to the Twin Towers, and a lot of them didn’t come back. After 9/11 a lot of us dealt with our grief from that day by talking it out and by going surfing. In a way, surfing helped save a lot of us. “There are thousands of firefighters that surf and we wanted to do something for them on 9/11. I was reading The Coast News a while back, and there was a story about these local surfers Jeff Grygera and his son, Jay who build surfboards. I called up and asked them if they’d donate a surfboard to raffle. Then, when I saw the design of the board they wanted to build,I said,‘I’m not putting this up for raffle; I’m not even sure I want to put wax on it.’” Building a surfboard by hand is a tedious task to begin with. Now, add graphics that run the entire length of the board and you’ve really got a challenge. To help solve the problem, Jeff called surfer and graphic artist, Jerry Anderson

of Headline Graphics and told him about the project. According to Anderson, “I envisioned the artwork right away, the stars and stripes with the faces of our fallen firefighters on the white stripes.” The graphics were completed and the board was built by Jeff and Jay and presented to Brennan on Sept. 1 of this year. “When I was finishing that board, I would stare at these guy’s faces for a long time.I’m a family man and I realized that

910 N. Harbor Drive, alongside Navy Pier. The board will be displayed on the Midway before being transferred to its permanent home at the San Diego Firehouse Museum. To learn more, visit the USS Midway website at mid-

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from head to toe, the students then enjoyed a breakfast compliments of McDonald’s before heading home to try on all their new clothes. Buena Vista students bounced off the bus mid-morning, eager to show off their back-to-school gear. First-grader Jennifer Garcia placed her huge Start Smart bag on the ground and donned her backpack, saying,“I love my clothes, but most of all my backpack.” Brian Johnson said his daughter, Amare, was particularly interested in picking out shirts, skirts and pants with bright colors.Vicki McLees said her twins, Chance and Colin, loved choosing their shoes. “Having all these new clothes and school supplies is a huge financial help to our family,” she said. “And the boys can’t wait to go to school and show everyone.” That eagerness is one of the major benefits of the Start Smart program, believes Buena Vista Principal Tina Howard. She reports, “The morning went smoothly and we are so appreciative of the Mickelsons, Target and everyone involved. When kids get off to a good start, that feeling continues throughout the year.” The Mickelson Charitable Foundation’s Start Smart initiative is designed to enhance students’ self-esteem, get them excited about the new year and encourage them to focus on a good education. In addition to the Foundation’s support, the Start Smart program is made possible through the coordination of the San Diego County NEW DIGS 24""&<4/# G0/:&0# '%-@'# -<<# %4/# "4@# # A0:;,0:;B# Courtesy photo Office of Education.

Dear Bruce: In 2004, my husband and I purchased a home in Arizona for $160,000. Its value has dropped to $80,000. We are self-employed, and our original plan was to keep this home for 30 years as a rental for our retirement. We thought our plan was solid. However, the home is not rented, and we are paying a 7 percent interest rate. We can no longer afford to make the monthly payment. We do not want to walk away, because we believe that would be immoral. We would love to refinance at today’s going rate. We believe that would be fair and affordable. But because of the home’s current value, we are unable to do this. I am sure we are among thousands in this situation.What do we do? Again, we would hate to dump our problem into someone else’s lap, but we can no longer afford to make payments. — C.M., via e-mail Dear C.M.: You are caught between a rock and a hard spot, and you are certainly not the only people there. The reality is that it’s unlikely in the far foreseeable future that this building will be worth as much as you owe on it. That said, I don’t think trying to refinance at a lower interest rate for a longer period is the answer. Because this is used as a rental, not your primary home, you or an attorney acting on your behalf should be contacting the lender. Give them the numbers and tell them you would like them to entertain the idea of a short sale, which simply means the home could be sold. They will accept far less than what’s owed on it to get this off their books, and, while you would no longer have the “asset,” clearly this house doesn’t meet the definition of that term. You would be out of an impossible situation. I can appreciate why this would go down hard, and I appreciate your morality. However, the reality is this is a business transaction, and the only way to handle it is from a business point of view. This is the most effective way to get this done. Everybody is going to lose (you and the bank), but if they accept the short sale, you and the lender will have the long-term benefit. Dear Bruce: I have read several letters that were written to you about TURN TO SMART MONEY ON A15


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himself as cell phones weren’t widely used yet. Thinking on his feet, he grabbed his uncle’s cell phone and turned it on. He had just given me that number for the first time two days prior! I gave my mom that number to keep trying and she got him as soon as it turned on. He jumped back into his pickup and flew back to the airport. I walked up to the baggage carousel as I had been instructed, and the first bag I saw was mine. I got it and went to the curb. I was alone except for one man about 30 feet away. A few cabs were parked and an occasional car drove by.Within 20 minutes, I had to fight for room on the curb and traffic was so thick that a cop was standing out in the road yelling at cars not to stop and people not to step off the curb. I was worried that Russ wouldn’t be able to stop for me; it was tricky, but I managed to haul that 70-pound suitcase into the bed of the pickup and zoom in. My heart just sank. All those thousands of people who had just died! I could see the cloud of smoke where the tower had stood only minutes before. As we circled the airport lot to exit, we looked again and the second tower had just fallen, leaving a huge mushroom of taupe-colored smoke in its wake. It was unspeakably devastating. But as we circled around to exit the airport, I’ll never be able to convey in words, the deep, crushing anguish I felt with the realization that the tower that was hit was no longer there. I knew that the one wasn’t behind the other. I can’t relate the feeling of seeing with the naked eye, the place where there had just been a colossal building full of people, and now it was gone! We continued circling along the ramp to exit the airport. As we left, again facing the New York skyline, my heart sank! The other tower was now gone as well! All that remained was a huge lowlying mushroom of taupe smoke in its spot. It’s burned into my mind’s eye and it’ll always be there. I can’t describe how my body bore the grief of colossal loss of human life that had just happened, and I had seen those buildings,with human beings in them, with my own eyes only moments before, and just two days before, up close from a Cessna. We made it back to Bethany and Russ’ in very good time, and when we arrived, I saw Beth in her nurse’s uniform running toward our truck.She hugged me as if to squeeze the life out of me and burst into tears. Only then did I realize she thought I could be dead. In the days that followed, we got busy. The one remaining airing TV station was on 24/7, and if we weren’t watching updates, we were working on our self-assigned task of assembling a fundraising and item collection endeavor. We wrote down all of the TURN TO NEVER FORGET ON A13

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City comes to agreement on budget CERT program looking for trainees By Bianca Kaplanek

City Council unanimously adopted a balanced budget at the Aug. 24 meeting, nearly two months into the fiscal year, which began July 1. At a special meeting May 25, interim City Manager David Ott presented a proposed budget with projected expenditures of $14,412,200, but only $13,719,700 in revenues. Not wanting to adopt a budget with an estimated $700,000 deficit, council members directed Ott to return in August with recommendations to close the gap. One area they asked him to look at was $380,000 in overtime and workers compensation in the Fire Department. Ott managed to find $816,000 in cost savings without any layoffs, major changes to service or adjustments in fire department overtime. With revenues remaining the same and new expenditures of $13,595,600, the adopted budget reflects about a $124,000 surplus, but that is already needed for additional known expenses since the fiscal year began. The biggest savings came by reducing the scope of the state-mandated general plan update by $265,000. The city had budgeted $490,000 for the project that

is expected to ultimately cost more than $1 million. Ott said he would complete the housing element, some portions of land use and maybe traffic circulation to show progress and compliance on the update. C o m m u n i t y Development Director Tina Christiansen retired as of June 30 and by not replacing her, the city will see a $194,600 savings. Some responsibilities will be shifted to other staff members, including Ott, but Wende Protzman, the deputy city manager, will assume most of them. “That’s no easy task,” Ott said. “That is a very, very busy department with a lot of interaction with the public — very critical interaction with the public, especially in land use.” Also not being replaced is Dennis Coleman, the former finance director who resigned June 17. Marie Berkuti, the finance manager, will assume those responsibilities. She and an administrative assistant will receive salary adjustments for an overall savings of $99,700. Another staffing shift following the retirement of an administrative assistant resulted in $46,700 in savings. The county agreed to pay

$11,400 for the 800-megahertz cost for sheriff radios, and $45,000 in Americans with Disabilities Act projects will be shifted to the Coast Highway 101 improvement project and be paid with Department of Transportation money. Additional $153,700 in savings was found in various departments that include everything from turning off lights and decreasing the frequency of lawn maintenance to reducing private security patrol. “You’ve done very good work in turning over every rock and looking at everything as we had requested you to do to find a way to be able to adopt a budget that’s balanced,” Mayor Lesa Heebner said. In concluding his report, Ott said staff identified an additional $412,000 in salary and benefit savings if additional cuts are needed, but that would mean employee layoffs and changes to service. “I hope I never have to see that,” he said. The scheduled one-hour meeting took twice as long as expected because the Solana Beach Firefighters Association accused Ott, on their website a week earlier, of proposing to reduce staffing.

The posting, which came out the day after firefighters ratified this year’s agreement, urged residents to attend the meeting. Many did and representatives from the association and management each gave presentations. Residents lauded the firefighters for their service, and council members said they had nothing but respect for the department. “I think it really takes a unique individual to want to be a firefighter and charge into a burning building and rescue people,” Councilman Dave Roberts said. “We really do honor our firefighters and what they do for us.” The new budget reflects virtually no change in staffing in the department, but Councilman Mike Nichols said overtime and workers compensation still need to be looked at. “We shouldn’t just let this go at the end of tonight,” he said, noting that it will continue to be an issue during the next budget cycle. In adopting the budget, council directed its ad hoc Fiscal Sustainability Committee to continue to look at that and other alternatives if future cuts are needed.

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ister for Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer event in the state, on the official San Diego County Coastal Cleanup Day website, cleanupday.org. The website includes an interactive Google Map with all cleanup sites in the region, including a handful of Green “in need” sites. Event coordinators encourage volunteers to register for a Green “in need” location, as trends in the data show that volunteers recover more trash at select inland sites, thus increasing the need for volunteers there. Through a partnership with California Coastal Commission and Ocean Conservancy, volunteers track types of debris found to compile and learn the sources of marine debris worldwide. I Love A Clean San Diego and San Diego Coastkeeper co-coordinate the event. More details may be found online at cleansd.org and sdcoastkeeper.org.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) is looking for residents interested in becoming part of our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 fall session, beginning Sept. 27 at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station No. 2 at 16930 Four Gee Rd. CERT is a nationally recognized program designed to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations and workplaces in basic disaster response skills. During natural or man-made disasters emergency personnel are often stretched thin and may be unable to help residents in a timely manner. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional emergency crews, CERT members may be called on to assist their own families as well as others by applying their skills learned in training. This CERT class, a 24hour program broken up into four sessions, is designed to be convenient for the resident with a busy schedule. It offers one Introduction to CERT night followed by three Saturday Skill Days. This class also has sections that are webbased and can be completed at home with a Q&A session at the following Saturday Skill Day. Topics include disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, fire safety and extinguishment, CERT organization, terrorism, disaster psychology and light search and rescue. The CERT program is free to attend, but applicants must be over the age of 16 to participate and live or work within the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District. To enroll in CERT Training, visit rsf-fire.org.

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Graduates from the past few years are attending universities that include: MIT, Rutgers, Penn State, NYU, USC, Colorado University, United States Military Academy at West Point, University of California (UCLA, UCI, UCR, UCSB, UC Davis) and many other prestigious institutions of higher learning. On campus and in the dorms, students learn to set goals, adhere to the Academy's value system and gain invaluable life lessons by leading others. Specific training is provided during the academic day in the Leadership Education Training class. The LET program is based upon the JROTC program (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and includes the following: first-aid and CPR training, time management, team building and leadership training. All students are required to develop their physical abilities as well as their personal leadership skills through the Academy's

challenging physical development program. In sports and physical training, students acquire mental strength and concentration, physical conditioning and coordination, strategic and tactical planning, and teamwork. A military school environment can be ideal for teenage boys; they thrive on the structure, motivation and discipline inherent in the program. If your son needs structure and the motivation to reach his full potential, the Academy offers a unique opportunity to excel in Academics, Athletics and Leadership. The Academy has limited spaces available for fall 2011. Fully Accredited by CAIS in Association with the Western Association of Boarding Schools and Colleges. For more information on The Army and Navy Academy, call 888762-2338 or visit their website at w w w. a r mya n d n av ya cademy.org

Retiring and being creative is the good life What a busy day. I didn’t realize retiring could be so exhausting. I’m not really retiring for good. In fact now that I’ve landed a perfect little ocean front condo for a cool $135,000 with seller financing at 5 percent in Puerto Vallarta, I’ve opened up a little extension office in Punta de Mita. Punta de Mita is where old surfers want to go to surf perfect waves in 82 degree turquoise water and not get beat up and churned. But, I’m on a mission. I am going to live on $1,360 per month. That is what Uncle Sam is going to give me for living this long. I’m 62 in November and

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Fullerton College and then to Chapman College where she earned athletic scholarships in basketball and volleyball. Her aim was to become an athletic trainer, even taking an internship with the then Los Angeles Rams, but she soon realized that education was her real calling. Her first job out of college was teaching at a Catholic school, where she learned about how a school can be a close knit community. A few years later, she was hired in Rancho Santa Fe by R. Roger Rowe, now the schools namesake,when the school had 80 students. “I told him I wanted to make the school a community like the Catholic school,” she said. Rowe was like-minded. Along with teaching sci-

retiring early. I’m burned out and financially wiped out by this recession/depression. I know I’m not alone. So, in hopes that you’ll follow me here I’m going to tell you how I’m doing it so you can plan to retire too. Or, if you’re still too young, at least convince your parents to do it. Last week I took a break from setting up my new real estate office in my newfound

heaven. It is exactly 100 steps from the water. I paddled out to 1 to 3 foot perfect little sets. I began talking to a couple of guys as we waited for another set. One was a 60ish advertising executive from Manhattan who has a home in Sayulita. Sayulita has bigger waves but not the same shape so he drives the 20 minutes or so to get to Punta de Mita. He said he wanted to sell his home in Sayulita, which is this little forest right on the ocean. Much like Hawaii. Just gorgeous. Same with San Pancho just up the road. Little pricey though. Million dollar homes in those hills that would be 10s of millions

here. Phillip wants to buy a condo on the water in Punta de Mita. He said that he would flat out retire right now but he still likes the corporate world too. He spends about six months a year in each place. By renting his place in Sayulita for six months he makes enough to live the other six months for free plus pay his airfare back and forth. He calls Punta de Mita heaven on Earth. Believe me, if you come and let me show you around, you’ll understand why it is called that. Another guy in the water

ence, Rowe taught her about school administration a subject in which she later earned her masters degree. She said he established the high standards of the school that remain today. “There is a high rate of accountability. I know that.The parents know that and the students know that. That is the common thread,” she said. Rowe remains her friend and mentor. When she is in a quandary in how to act on a certain situation, she still turns to Rowe, she said. She said the best advice he has ever given her is to be mindful of who owns the school. “He said to remember the school does not belong to you,it belongs to the community,” she said. Good advice, she said, for someone who is always on the forefront.

Delaney said she hires only top notch teachers, whom she calls A-plus teachers from her own scale and she expects them to remain on top of her alphabet. “I am tough. I have to be,” she said. She was promoted to superintendent in 2004 after a stint as interim superintendent. She said the realization of the gravity of the job came to roost minutes before presiding over her first board meeting. The board at the time bolstered her courage by telling her they were behind her 100 percent. “They are wonderful people,” she said. It has not always been a smooth ride, however. Over the years there was controversy over if or where a new school should be built. There was a bond failure and much disappointment for Delaney.But,when the community got behind the new school,

she was elated. Still, as with any construction job, things didn’t always go as planned. When things got too crazy she would tell her staff,“I’m going for a walk,”she said. During the walks she would see children, which helped her to remember why they were building a school. “We were building a school for the next generations, the little ones,” she said. The new school opened in 2010. Delaney said she is grateful her office is on the new campus. “I am glad when I look out the window I see children. I would hate being in an office downtown somewhere,” she said. “I’ve always enjoyed working with children. They keep you young and you don’t really have to have a bad day when you’re with them.”

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partially burned, or had obvious injuries. I assisted one woman, who for some reason I particularly remember, away from building to safety. She was partially burned and in shock. She indicated that she wanted to return to her office and retrieve her purse and car keys. A number of us shepherded injured and wounded to a safe distance from the ever-increasing fire fueled by the aircraft fuel. It was not long before the fire department arrived, followed by the FBI, and other agencies. A few of us Marines spent three days on the search and recovery teams carrying the deceased from their collapsed office spaces. On Sept. 13, as we exited the Pentagon with the remains of one of the victims, we were met by President George W. Bush who shook

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June Lake area at 10,909-feet, and gave thanks. No matter what was happening around our country, we would be pretty safe here, at least for now. That night, nine fellow campers gathered around our van’s radio as we listened to the President’s speech. Now that it was nighttime, we could finally pick up KFI AM640 out of L.A. for live coverage. President Bush’s words assured us as a nation, that we would be safe. Early the next morning, I was in Mammoth, standing in line at Schat’s Bakery. Lee

each one of our hands. I remember the pain in his eyes, and sensed his strength of leadership in what has to have been an extremely difficult position. I have not had trouble making sense of that day, particularly after my tour in Fallujah, Iraq. I participated in Operation Phantom Fury, or Al Fajr, where it became apparent how brutal Al Qaeda terrorists can be, to not only Americans, but to innocent Iraqi civilians as well. There are evil people in this world who embrace extreme violence to anyone who oppose their radical views. I would say that the United States has certainly changed in order to ensure that it is reasonably secure against Sept. 11-type threats. I am proud to be a citizen of a strong democratic country that sets the example of peaceful government for others to emulate. Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be An American” came on. I completely lost it. Sobbing, I had to go outside and sit down. A customer leaving put his hand on my shoulder and simply said, “We’ll be OK.” Normally, high in the sky jets fly over this part of the Sierras as they start their descending approach to Bay Area airports. With air space closed, it had been an eerie silence. Sitting around the campfire on Sept. 14, we finally heard that sound. It was a precious and healing sound. We all looked up and saw the plane’s lights and knew that our country’s worst nightmare was probably over.


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myriad donation items the NYFD requested on TV, and made posters, and went to Preakness Reformed Church where they attended, which is on a busy street in Wayne. We set up on the front lawn,with a dozen tables under canopies, right in the semi-circle of grass inside the circular front drive.We were astonished at the response.People drove in in one long assembly line of cars around the circular front drive and dropped off requested items or cash. Sometimes they came in, copied down the list, and went shopping. Many times, they arrived back with cartons of items, stacks of requested sweatshirts, sweatpants, booties for the fire department dogs searching for victims, Gatorade, granola bars, and cases of other food and drink items. Then we loaded up trucks and delivered it all to the Jacob

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was a mid 30s or early 40s father of a 12 year old son. They were riding long boards and surfing for the first time. He said he’s lived in Australia, England, South Africa and now Canada. A set rolled in and we caught a few nice waves. We watched his son ride his first wave and cheered him on. There was also a young couple on their honeymoon who were also catching their first waves, too.

Javitz Center, an impromptu clearinghouse for the disaster donations. Through the week, I came to some realizations. I realized that as I circled the terminal hub several times before my fight, I passed the gate of the American Airlines plane that went down. I passed those people. I was one of the last people to see them. I realized it was likely I passed the terrorists. That week, a dozen reports came into our family of people I knew, who knew people who worked at the Trade Center. With every single story, the person had failed to be there for a wide variety of unusual, even fluky, reasons. My favorites: one decided to pay his daughter’s college tuition in person for the first time. Another arrived at the Towers only to decide she didn’t like the way her slacks fit, so she took a cab home to change before work. In each case, we were all certain of God’s hand on them. What impressed me most

was the faith that people had, not to blame God, but to thank Him for working in their lives, even to comfort those in grief. Prayer gatherings and midnight candlelight vigils cropped up all over the place. And I was amazed by the spirit of compassion people expressed to everyone they met. New York City is infamous for the cold, impersonal demeanor of its people, both residents and those employed there. You develop a defensive shell in NYC. That was gone. The transformation was astounding. They didn’t sit dazed,or hunker down in fear, or become disillusioned or cynical. They rolled up their sleeves, jumped in with both feet, stuck out their arm to give a hand up, because these are our fellow Americans. I was more proud than ever that week to be an American. I wrote down this account on Wednesday, Sept. 12, so that I would never forget.

Everyone was having a blast and there was zero tension in the water. Nothing like the tension of surfing Swami’s, Tourmaline or Trestles when a swell hits. Anyway, back to the young father. He said that he has lived in and visited the most exotic places in the world. He started rattling off places that just got my eyes to glaze. He finished by saying “this is heaven!” Those were my exact words the first time I walked through the breezeway, past the little restaurant and saw

that Caribbean blue water and little islands off shore. Paddling out to those perfect powder puff waves was exhilarating. OK, last week I teased you about the potholes and a lady from Canada who I chanced upon who had double hip surgery right there in Puerto Vallarta. I’m out of space, darn it. I really want to talk about the medical system down there. It is unbelievable. But, next week. I also promise to talk about my pothole stories. It’s a trip! Peace! Later!

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Celebrate the equinox in style RANCHO SANTA FE — The Community Resource Center plans to celebrate the autumn equinox in soiree-style Sept. 24. With the fall event being a departure from the formal galas in years past,

patrons can expect an eclectic mix of entertainment and food, including the center’s own version of a twilight harvest farmers market and featuring tastings courtesy of Quigley Fine Wines, Ambrosia Imports,

Airdale Brewers, Magners Irish Cider, Wild Thyme, Whole Foods, Garcia’s, Chrisi’s Creations, St. Germains Bistro & Cafe, Thyme in the Ranch, Pannikin Coffee & Tea, and more.

The event will be held on the lawn of Villa de Flores from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets to the event are $75, with limited reserve seating available. For more information, visit crcncc.org/equinox.html.

Workshop designed to expand awareness Carlsbad artist Linda Luisi is hosting a workshop designed to expand your awareness and creativity, plus help keep your stress levels from getting too

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the La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam, at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, at the Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101. Admission is free. Poets wishing to enter will be let in at 6 p.m. BIG BAND SOUNDS Eric Marienthal on saxophone and Wayne Bergeron on trumpet will perform courtesy of The Coastal Cities Jazz Band at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St.Tickets are $15. Call Gary Adcock for tickets and information call at (858) 7751113. SURF DOGS On Sept. 11, Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts the sixth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at Dog Beach in Del Mar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features a 9/11 tribute to police and search & rescue dogs. The Surf Dog Surf-AThon also includes celebrity judges, a pet costume contest, and vendor booths. For more information, visit surfdog.kintera.org or call (858) 756-4117.

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Chapter 239 will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at Belmont Village, 3535 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff by the Sea. Guests are asked to bring a bag of nonperishable grocery items for the Community Resource Center. The program will be Medicare-Choices for 2012. For more information, call (760) 632-7111. AARP FOOD DRIVE AARP Chapter 239 will meet at l:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Belmont Village, 3535 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea. All guests are asked to bring a bag of nonperishable groceries to support the Community Resource Center. The speaker will cover Medicare choices for 2012. Call (760) 632-7111.

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Happiness” and other great masters. All skill levels are welcome and individual attention will be given. The workshop will be

hosted Sept. 24 to Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit lindaluisi.com or register by calling (858) 4545872.

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Encinitas.The alumnae chapter assists the Alpha Chi Omega collegiate chapters at UC San Diego and San Diego State University. For reservations and information, call (760) 5914830.

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Oceanside author Andrea Susan Glass will present “All About Ebooks” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept 13 at the San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive. The free lecture is an introduction to her 6-week course “Write an Ebook: Hands-on Class” held Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 through Nov. 8 in Markstein Hall 304 at the Cal State San Marcos University campus, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. The cost is $95. For more information, visit csusm.edu/el and click on Extended Learning or call (760) 750-4920.

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“RootsWeb Message Boards and Mailing Lists” will be the topic by Hal Horricks at the Computer-Oriented Genealogy Group meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. For information about this event, call (760) 9678635 or e-mail paulineb.@cox.net. ALPHA CHI The North Coast Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega invites local alumnae to a Hawaiian Dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of Carol Ryan, 219 Pacific Lane,

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adjust it,” said Smith. “They are good people and they wanted to do the right thing,” he said. After the final maps are adopted, Rep. Darrell Issa will represent Rancho Santa Fe. “We are pleased. He is chairman of the oversight committee and is very influential in Washington,” said Foxx, who was the chairman of the San Diego Republican Party from 1998 to 2000. She said in the old days the legislature used to draw the lines. “They drew the lines to protect themselves, so they would be safe either in predominately democratic or republican areas,” she said. California did an initiative a year ago to get it out of the hands of legislators and put it in the hands of an independently appointed commission. “They almost did worse,” she said. “They were so inexperienced they had a hard time keeping like com-

SEPT. 14

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Club of Carlsbad will host a home-cooked luncheon at noon Sept. 14. Cost is $10 per person. For reservations and location information, call Bev at (760) 433-5515 or e-mail vljahan@womansclubofcarlsbad.com.The after-lunch speaker will be professor/author Jean M. Stehman, from the County Council on Aging.

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Cowboy Jack is performing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at John’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1280 E. Vista Way Suite 13, Vista. No cover charge. The Cowboy Jack duo has acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead guitar and steel guitar and will cover vintage country music. Call (760) 724-7242 for details.

Art guild to host exhibit reception RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild is hosting an opportunity to come and meet with artists Sept. 8. The event will serve as the launch for their newest exhibit “Dancing Through the Paint Box,” featuring several artists that participated in the 2011 artist workshop series. The exhibition will run through Nov. 3. People interested in attending the event, or joining the guild may visit ranchosantafeartguild.org. The guild’s purpose is to

embrace the visual arts, provide exhibit space, enhance community awareness and foster artistic skills. The show is sponsored by the Union Bank RSF, The RSF Foundation & The Country Squire in Rancho Santa Fe. The Gallery is at 6004 Paseo Delicias. Gallery hours are Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call (858) 759-3545.

Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, and 7 p.m. featuring Opus Mixtus Post Jazz dance ensemble, pop-singer CJ Lassiter and others at the Cabaret of Performing Arts from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. An Ecphrasis Reflective Gallery Tour will be on Sept. 17. Call (760) 518-7699 for more information. SERVICE TEA Reservations are required by Sept. 16 for the San Dieguito Woman’s Club Membership Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at a member’s home. Visitors are invited. RSVP to Sandra Peterson at (760) 476-2797. Directions will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP. For more information, visit sandieguitowomansclub.vpweb.com.

Choose Life will present a concert of Russian religious music and old folk songs promoting peace and spirituality at 2 p.m., Sept. 17, 217 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. Call (760) 4193897 for more information.

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ART “The Arrival” Fine Art Exhibit opens with an Artists' Reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 16, at North Coast

BMX Team Soil demonstration and Vista Skate Coalition skate demonstrations, live music from club members, bounce houses, karate, pie-eating contest, safari obstacle, chilicookoff competition and more will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista, 410 W. California Ave. Tickets are $1. RUSSIAN CONCERT New Vision Theatre in collaboration with Oceanside-based church

munities together. The first assembly redistricting map they drew that included Rancho Santa Fe, started at the Mexican border and came all the way up through downtown San Diego, hooked a right and grabbed Rancho Santa Fe. We had nothing in common with downtown San Diego and the South Bay,” Foxx said. Smith said Chula Vista was unhappy about having Rancho Santa Fe in their assembly district. “They did not want us because we have nothing in common with them,” he said. Another concern, Smith said, was that Rancho Santa Fe was the only unincorporated area in the proposed district, although represented by the county, lacked a layer of representation by a city. “A lot of others are represented by a city council and county representation that gives them a more direct approach through an elected official. We don’t have a layer of city authority over us, so our needs are a lot different,“ he said.

Smith said the commission was tasked with a huge responsibility determining the assembly, senate and congressional districts for the entire state. “They were open to public comment but the phenomenal amount of comments going to them was overwhelming,” he said. Each person could talk for two minutes and testimony lasted until 9 p.m., but then testimony was stopped altogether. If a person did not get there early to sign up for an early chance at speaking, the opportunity may have passed entirely. “We really averted a catastrophe,” Foxx said. Still, Rancho Santa Fe officials are not unhappy with the prospect of having three senate seats and two assembly seats representing it. “Mark Wyland represents all of us through 2014, but then it would be divided up,” she said. The seats would then be up for grabs in an election. “We are happy with that because instead of having

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MiraCosta Horticultural Club will meet at MiraCosta College, from noon until 3.15 p.m. Sept. 17 at One Barnard Drive, Oceanside in the Student Center, Bldg. 3400 Aztlan Rooms A and B (second floor) Parking Lot 3B. LOTS OF ART “Troika for Charity” will include artwork from North County artists every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 30 at the Jett Gallery, 989 W. Kalmia. The event also supports local community philanthropic organizations and causes by giving back a portion of the proceeds from sales. The artwork will include traditional painting, mixed media, photography and charcoal art. It repeats every Friday until Sept. 30. For more information, contact Lauren Miller at (619) 231-9977.

For the latest news, visit RanchoSFNews.com one assembly person, now we have two we can influence. Both are similar districts,” she said. Rancho Santa Fe was not the only community to question the new senatorial districts. There is currently a petition circulating statewide to appeal these decisions. “I think if the petition is successful, it would go before judges who would redraw the lines,” she said. The final maps were given the go-ahead on Aug. 15.


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Celebrate the equinox in style RANCHO SANTA FE — The Community Resource Center plans to celebrate the autumn equinox in soiree-style Sept. 24. With the fall event being a departure from the formal galas in years past,

patrons can expect an eclectic mix of entertainment and food, including the center’s own version of a twilight harvest farmers market and featuring tastings courtesy of Quigley Fine Wines, Ambrosia Imports,

Airdale Brewers, Magners Irish Cider, Wild Thyme, Whole Foods, Garcia’s, Chrisi’s Creations, St. Germains Bistro & Cafe, Thyme in the Ranch, Pannikin Coffee & Tea, and more.

The event will be held on the lawn of Villa de Flores from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets to the event are $75, with limited reserve seating available. For more information, visit crcncc.org/equinox.html.

Workshop designed to expand awareness Carlsbad artist Linda Luisi is hosting a workshop designed to expand your awareness and creativity, plus help keep your stress levels from getting too

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the La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam, at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, at the Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101. Admission is free. Poets wishing to enter will be let in at 6 p.m. BIG BAND SOUNDS Eric Marienthal on saxophone and Wayne Bergeron on trumpet will perform courtesy of The Coastal Cities Jazz Band at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St.Tickets are $15. Call Gary Adcock for tickets and information call at (858) 7751113. SURF DOGS On Sept. 11, Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts the sixth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at Dog Beach in Del Mar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features a 9/11 tribute to police and search & rescue dogs. The Surf Dog Surf-AThon also includes celebrity judges, a pet costume contest, and vendor booths. For more information, visit surfdog.kintera.org or call (858) 756-4117.

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Chapter 239 will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at Belmont Village, 3535 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff by the Sea. Guests are asked to bring a bag of nonperishable grocery items for the Community Resource Center. The program will be Medicare-Choices for 2012. For more information, call (760) 632-7111. AARP FOOD DRIVE AARP Chapter 239 will meet at l:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Belmont Village, 3535 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea. All guests are asked to bring a bag of nonperishable groceries to support the Community Resource Center. The speaker will cover Medicare choices for 2012. Call (760) 632-7111.

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Encinitas.The alumnae chapter assists the Alpha Chi Omega collegiate chapters at UC San Diego and San Diego State University. For reservations and information, call (760) 5914830.

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Oceanside author Andrea Susan Glass will present “All About Ebooks” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept 13 at the San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive. The free lecture is an introduction to her 6-week course “Write an Ebook: Hands-on Class” held Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 through Nov. 8 in Markstein Hall 304 at the Cal State San Marcos University campus, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. The cost is $95. For more information, visit csusm.edu/el and click on Extended Learning or call (760) 750-4920.

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“RootsWeb Message Boards and Mailing Lists” will be the topic by Hal Horricks at the Computer-Oriented Genealogy Group meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. For information about this event, call (760) 9678635 or e-mail paulineb.@cox.net. ALPHA CHI The North Coast Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega invites local alumnae to a Hawaiian Dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of Carol Ryan, 219 Pacific Lane,

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adjust it,” said Smith. “They are good people and they wanted to do the right thing,” he said. After the final maps are adopted, Rep. Darrell Issa will represent Rancho Santa Fe. “We are pleased. He is chairman of the oversight committee and is very influential in Washington,” said Foxx, who was the chairman of the San Diego Republican Party from 1998 to 2000. She said in the old days the legislature used to draw the lines. “They drew the lines to protect themselves, so they would be safe either in predominately democratic or republican areas,” she said. California did an initiative a year ago to get it out of the hands of legislators and put it in the hands of an independently appointed commission. “They almost did worse,” she said. “They were so inexperienced they had a hard time keeping like com-

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Club of Carlsbad will host a home-cooked luncheon at noon Sept. 14. Cost is $10 per person. For reservations and location information, call Bev at (760) 433-5515 or e-mail vljahan@womansclubofcarlsbad.com.The after-lunch speaker will be professor/author Jean M. Stehman, from the County Council on Aging.

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Cowboy Jack is performing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at John’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1280 E. Vista Way Suite 13, Vista. No cover charge. The Cowboy Jack duo has acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead guitar and steel guitar and will cover vintage country music. Call (760) 724-7242 for details.

Art guild to host exhibit reception RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild is hosting an opportunity to come and meet with artists Sept. 8. The event will serve as the launch for their newest exhibit “Dancing Through the Paint Box,” featuring several artists that participated in the 2011 artist workshop series. The exhibition will run through Nov. 3. People interested in attending the event, or joining the guild may visit ranchosantafeartguild.org. The guild’s purpose is to

embrace the visual arts, provide exhibit space, enhance community awareness and foster artistic skills. The show is sponsored by the Union Bank RSF, The RSF Foundation & The Country Squire in Rancho Santa Fe. The Gallery is at 6004 Paseo Delicias. Gallery hours are Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call (858) 759-3545.

Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, and 7 p.m. featuring Opus Mixtus Post Jazz dance ensemble, pop-singer CJ Lassiter and others at the Cabaret of Performing Arts from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. An Ecphrasis Reflective Gallery Tour will be on Sept. 17. Call (760) 518-7699 for more information. SERVICE TEA Reservations are required by Sept. 16 for the San Dieguito Woman’s Club Membership Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at a member’s home. Visitors are invited. RSVP to Sandra Peterson at (760) 476-2797. Directions will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP. For more information, visit sandieguitowomansclub.vpweb.com.

Choose Life will present a concert of Russian religious music and old folk songs promoting peace and spirituality at 2 p.m., Sept. 17, 217 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. Call (760) 4193897 for more information.

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BMX Team Soil demonstration and Vista Skate Coalition skate demonstrations, live music from club members, bounce houses, karate, pie-eating contest, safari obstacle, chilicookoff competition and more will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista, 410 W. California Ave. Tickets are $1. RUSSIAN CONCERT New Vision Theatre in collaboration with Oceanside-based church

munities together. The first assembly redistricting map they drew that included Rancho Santa Fe, started at the Mexican border and came all the way up through downtown San Diego, hooked a right and grabbed Rancho Santa Fe. We had nothing in common with downtown San Diego and the South Bay,” Foxx said. Smith said Chula Vista was unhappy about having Rancho Santa Fe in their assembly district. “They did not want us because we have nothing in common with them,” he said. Another concern, Smith said, was that Rancho Santa Fe was the only unincorporated area in the proposed district, although represented by the county, lacked a layer of representation by a city. “A lot of others are represented by a city council and county representation that gives them a more direct approach through an elected official. We don’t have a layer of city authority over us, so our needs are a lot different,“ he said.

Smith said the commission was tasked with a huge responsibility determining the assembly, senate and congressional districts for the entire state. “They were open to public comment but the phenomenal amount of comments going to them was overwhelming,” he said. Each person could talk for two minutes and testimony lasted until 9 p.m., but then testimony was stopped altogether. If a person did not get there early to sign up for an early chance at speaking, the opportunity may have passed entirely. “We really averted a catastrophe,” Foxx said. Still, Rancho Santa Fe officials are not unhappy with the prospect of having three senate seats and two assembly seats representing it. “Mark Wyland represents all of us through 2014, but then it would be divided up,” she said. The seats would then be up for grabs in an election. “We are happy with that because instead of having

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For the latest news, visit RanchoSFNews.com one assembly person, now we have two we can influence. Both are similar districts,” she said. Rancho Santa Fe was not the only community to question the new senatorial districts. There is currently a petition circulating statewide to appeal these decisions. “I think if the petition is successful, it would go before judges who would redraw the lines,” she said. The final maps were given the go-ahead on Aug. 15.


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receiving Social Security from a former husband. I was married nearly 40 years when he decided to have another fling. This time I decided it was not worth trying to save the marriage. I took your advice from a letter awhile back and got in touch with the Social Security office. I set up an appointment to talk to someone about it. First question out of her mouth: Is he dead? I told her no. She said he would have to be deceased. I have also read articles stating you could receive benefits if he was living. Now, can you please tell me, what are the regulations? I don’t seem to be able to get the information straight. — J.H., via email

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Community Center showcases all that it has to offer Junior Dunkers, Pee Wee Dance with Hammond Dance Studio, gymnastics with San Diego United, Community Theatre as well as our golf and tennis programs at Morgan Run Resort.” Oliver is the next production of the community theatre and auditions are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the community center. Rehearsals are after school. SOMERSAULT !"#$%&'$(%)*+"",)-%+.)/012#)+)/,."+#$0'#)32##(")$( To learn more about any -0&30()40$$0)56032).(.)7("0+)40$$0)5+$'62#8)Photos by Patty McCormac of the classes or programs, sentatives of the woodworking try out our new and returning call (858) 756-2461, e-mail bus, Gamez on Wheelz, mural programs.” CMcgonagle@RSFCC.org, or PRESTO! B1+)+"=)9+%#(")C263+/2)/2$)+).+/0')=2.("#$%+$0(")A%(. artist Linda Luisi, golf and tenInside the Community visit RSFCC.org. >62)B.+D0"/)*+"+)56032)$620%).($62%)E+")3((F#)("8 nis lessons, Jazzercise, ceram- Center, Teal Guion and Zac ics, a rock band class, a music Markham drew a crowd telling video class, Spanish, dancing them about taking tennis and and community theater all golf lessons at Morgan Run. along with a visit from the “We take them over on a Kona Ice Snow Cone truck. bus,” Guion said. “It is an exciting way to Over at the next table, choose which after school pro- Ellen Fan and Carmen Ybarra gram fits your child,” said of Yak Academy were giving a Christie McGonagle, program sample Spanish lesson to director. “We wanted a way to Brandon Haw, 5. come up with a way for a famiClub Xcite, always populy to have a meet and greet lar at the center, drew a big with our new teachers and to crowd to the table. This program teaches kids about engineering and robotics while they have fun building things like bottle rockets and slingshots. Elias Berlinger will be teaching music lessons for those interested. Danny Gram, of San Diego United Training Center, gave Giulio Vitti a sample gymnastics lesson by showing him how to somersault. “Our Session I catalog is online and we’ve already opened enrollment,” said Erin Weidner, executive director. “In addition we have THE FUN TO BE HAD 93&:);'0$2<#)$+:32)=%+5#)+)'%(5=8)>60#)?(?&@ 3+%)+A$2%)#'6((3)?%(/%+.)$2+'62#)'603=%2")2"/0"22%0"/)+"=)%(:($0'#)56032 plenty of returning popular favorites including Boy’s $62,)6+12)A&"8 By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Amazing Dana is a professional magician who came to the Open House/Demo Day at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center on Aug. 31. The day was set aside for children and their parents to stop by and try out class offerings available in Session I at the center. Dana, who will be giving classes, said he will teach the kids basic magic. “My class will appeal to kids who want to be a magician,” he said. “I will teach them how to impress their friends and family with magic tricks.” He said his own interest in magic began at about age 8, which is about the same age of many of the children coming to the after school programs. He said magic helped him overcome shyness and become comfortable in front of an audience. His class is just one of the ones available this fall. Also coming to the event to demonstrate their classes were repre-

Mother Nature provided the swells, but the surfers provided the stories The extraordinary, impressive Southern Hemisphere swells may be long gone by the time this hits the streets, but I will bet there are surfers and body boarders still talking about it. I will even bet there are surfers and body boarders still nursing sore muscles and bruises from it. But no matter how much abuse it heaped on them, their eyes will light up as they reminisce. A freak storm in New Zealand started it up and it got everyone’s attention hereabouts. We love it when our usually pacifist Pacific Ocean talks back. I am peripherally aware of the surf culture around me here, but this gave me a strong update on the irresistible pull of the ocean for these folks. This sudden, unexpected arrival of big surf made a tangible “ripple in the Force.” Whether you surfed or not, you heard the buzz and saw the excitement everywhere you went. All along the beaches, crowds were gathered to just marvel at the high tides and crazy big waves.

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“Don’t turn your back on the water. Swim with a friend, and stay close to lifeguard towers. Use any common sense you have,” was the word. Sensing that kind of power is always a bit sobering, even for us landlubbers — and a special kudos to lifeguards from Imperial Beach to Humboldt County. I can only imagine they had to be on full alert, especially over the Labor Day weekend. More than one beach had guards just patrolling the surf line on watercraft, pulling in exhausted surfers one after another. The bottom line is this: Nature is queen and she can best you any time she chooses. Somehow, this is always coupled with human nature saying, “Oh, I can handle that!” I’m really very glad, with just a little help, most of them did.

The subject came up in conversation with the guy behind you at the supermarket, at the next table in the restaurant, or via an overheard phone call. “Oh man. I am so thrashed! The waves were amazing but I haven’t worked that hard to just get out to the lineup in a long time.” Another told of having a wave smack him in the head and pin him under just before it snapped his board in half. He went in, got his other board and went back out. While most survived with tales to tell, there are reports of at least one surfer missing and presumed drowned by the vicious currents that accompanied the sea change. And more than one surf blog warned surfers to take it Jean Gillette enjoyed the recent swell easy. Not many listened, but from land. Contact her at at least they tried. jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.


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are sharing in our assets,” Association Director Ann Boone said. Director Anne Feighner suggested an ad hoc committee be convened to help decide long range plans for the use of the ranch. “What is the long term

Not so long ago, you had few options for expressing your dissatisfaction with a product or service. You may have told your friends and family about your experience. Maybe you filed complaints with state and federal regulatory agencies, the Better Business Bureau or the local consumer-watchdog reporter. Similarly, if you were really happy with a purchase, there were few ways of getting your recommendation out there. But all that has changed, according to Consumer Reports Money Adviser. Whether it's a slaphappy review of your new flat-screen TV on Amazon or a scathing critique of a car dealer on Yelp or Facebook, there are plenty of online outlets where you can post your opinions. And companies are paying attention. Consider this 2010 exchange from TripAdvisor, a travel website where consumers share their experiences at hotels, restaurants, vacation rentals and attractions. A guest at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. posted a complaint about a checkout clerk who gave her a difficult time over a 20 percent discount she was entitled to at the hotel restaurant. The complaint caught the attention of the hotel’s general manager, who posted her own message saying that management confronted the employee about the incident. She urged the former guest to contact her. “I would like to invite you back as our guest in the near future,” she wrote. “Please accept my apologies and give us another opportunity to provide you with proper service.” Consumer Reports Money Adviser rounded up the best places to lodge your complaint and how to do so effectively. Here are some of them: AirlineComplaints.org. Airline-related complaints or suggestions for improvements. Amazon.com. Reviews and ratings of products and Amazon merchants. AngiesList.com. Reviews and ratings of local services. ComplaintsBoard.com. Complaints about products, services, companies and professionals. Consumerist.com (published by Consumer Reports). Reviews and complaints about products, services and companies. Includes news and consumer tips. Epinions.com. Ratings and reviews of products and services. RateMDs.com. Reviews and ratings of doctors and dentists. Includes access to medical-board records and top 10 lists. Tr i p A d v i s o r. c o m . More than 45 million reviews and ratings of

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Taste of Wine On Sept. 10, Napa Valley and a lot of the rest of the wine world, will celebrate a significant milestone — the 150th anniversary of Napa Valley’s first winery. Charles Krug Winery was founded in 1861. Of the more than 3,000 wineries in California, Charles Krug laid the blueprint for new world wines, their fruit-rich consistency and character, but with a European style and sophistication. I have been on the hallowed grounds with its heritage oaks and vast expanse of lawn and realized that Charles Krug is a remarkable piece of America. And so does the governor, who has proclaimed “Charles Krug Winery Day” on Sept. 10, 2011. There is another component of this celebration and a primary page in the history of Napa Valley winemaking. This was the first winery purchased by the Mondavi Family, when Peter Senior and Robert Mondavi built a brand that would be forever hailed as some of the greatest wines in the world Later, Peter Senior and sons Peter Junior and Marc would carry on the tradition but with a new direction: stewardship of the land and the move to sustainable farming practices for nextgeneration preservation. I recently had the opportunity to taste the Mondavi Family’s Reserve 2008

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“Generations,” a tribute to the family’s banner year of celebration. This showstopper is a blend of 56 percent Cabernet, 31 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cab Franc and 3 percent Petit Verdot. Distinctive roasted chestnut, and brown sugar qualities hold together black cherry and some mineral notes ($51 at the winery). Make a date for Sept. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena for a significant milestone, the 150th anniversary of Charles Krug and salute 96 year old Peter Mondavi

Senior with a “well done.” A host of other wine and food tastings will top the afternoon’s activities. See more at charleskrug.com.

Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival coming soon

Here’s a wine and food event you absolutely, positively must experience. The 8th annual edition of the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is set for Nov. 16 through Nov. 20. Check out the over-thetop lineup: 170 wine and spirit brands, 70 of San

Diego’s top chefs, cooking and wine tasting classes, big bottle auction, continuous food and wine tastings, over 800 wines and a $50,000 “Chef of the Fest” competition. Festival co-producer Michelle Metter asserted that “for eight years we have created an experience in Southern California that puts wine and food enthusiasts face-to-face with true culinary legends, rockstars in fact to many of us. Throughout the year, we follow the trends, the winemakers and chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, who are trailblazing a path filled with innovation and creativity, bringing many of them to San Diego for this event,” she said. Throughout the week, visitors can choose from a number of events and packages to match their schedule. Be sure to include: the Reserve & New Release Tasting and Silent Auction, Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on board the Hornblower Inspiration; and the Grand Tasting Event Saturday Nov. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. ( VIP passes for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Embarcadero behind Seaport Village. Complete ticket and schedule details online at worldofwineevents.com or call (619) 342-7337.

an exploration of four different varietals for $10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Details at (760) 434-9463. — Bernardo Winery presents its Grape Stomp Festa Sept. 11 starting at 5 p.m. $35 a ticket includes grape stomping, buffet dinner, wine tasting and live music. Get more info at (858) 487-1866. — A special Ken Forrester Wine Dinner is planned for PAON Restaurant and Wine Bar in Carlsbad Sept. 13. Reception at 6:15 p.m. Meet Ken Forrester and Jessie Casanova from the winery. $85 per person. Call for an RSVP at (760) 729-7377. — Firefly Grill and Bar in Encinitas has a Baker & Olive Wine Dinner Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. with Smokescreen and Fifty Row Wines. Cost is $60. Call (760) 635-1066. — Cougar Vineyards and Winery in Temecula is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a Salsa and Guacamole Competition Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visitors pay $30 per person; $25 for club members. Details at (951) 491-0825.

Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified Wine Bytes — Every Tuesday, 900 visits per day) He is one of the top RELM Wine Bistro in five wine commentators on the Web. AND MANY MORE :"'&;#*$<&=-$>,(#&?$,($+"#$0'@'$A';;#?B$1C(#)$6?$!"#$D#+#&$E1()'/,$F'5,;?B$,*$7#;G Carlsbad has Keith offering Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com. #6&'+,(-$3HI$?#'&*2 Courtesy photo

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association voted at its Sept. 1 meeting to renovate the arena surface at Rancho Osuna, at a cost of $48,000. In her report to the board, Ranch Manager Daria Quay said it has been five years since the arena was

scraped and leveled, and new sand was added. “Although additional sand has been added to the area every year, the sand is now so old it turns to concrete when it gets wet and drag teeth are penetrating the base and mixing with the sand so the base is also deteriorating,” she said.

Because maintenance will be required each year, it is hoped the Association can come up with a way to have the tenants help pick up the tab. It is conducting a survey of similar properties to determine what might be a fair price, Association Manager Peter Smith said. “It sends a message they


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Trio joins bank

RANCHO SANTA FE — La Jolla/Rancho Santa Fe-based San Diego Private Bank appointed Frank J. Mercardante to its Board of Directors. Mercardante was president and chief executive officer of Discovery Bancorp. In addition, Marie Bruning has been appointed vice president and private banker. She served as assistant vice president for U.S. Bank as a client manager. Liz Martin has joined the bank as Client Services Specialist. Martin was customer service supervisor at California Bank & Trust in La Jolla.

Feeding the kids

COAST CITIES — The Palomar College Child Development centers announce sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.The program is available without charge to all enrolled children at the Palomar College Child Development Center, 1140 W. Mission Road., San Marcos and the the Palomar College Child Center, 1991 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido.

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CARLSBAD — The new Bressi Ranch European Wax Center, 2669 Gateway Road, has partnered with the YWCA offering a special deal. For every 10 people that sign up on the Bressi Ranch European Wax Center Facebook page, the owners, the Genovese family, will donate a full facial wax to the women of the YWCA and Becky’s H o u s e . V i s i t facebook.com/EuropeanWa xCenterBressiRanch.

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Celebrity judges added to the dog surf-a-thon The sixth annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is announcing the addition of several celebrity judges to the event, which takes place at Dog Beach Sept. 11. Some of the judges announced include Tyana Alvarado from NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Craig Silke from ABC’s “The Mole,” Mark and Michael Munoz

from CBS’ “Amazing Race” and Gillian Larson from CBS’ “Survivor.” The surf-a-thon begins at 8 a.m. and will run to 2 p.m. with a 9/11 tribute to police and search and rescue dogs. The event also features the Beach Bum Bikini Babe Canine Costume Contest; Doo the Dah, where people

North County students at University of San Diego had the opportunity to study abroad this summer. Nathan Vaughan of Rancho Santa Fe, majoring in visual arts, and Angelo Alessio of Solana Beach, majoring in political science, spent a four-week faculty-led Paris program in the “City of Light” immersed in French history, tradition and culture including visits to museums, theatres and other landmarks.

University of San Diego student Elishia Appleton of Del Mar studied abroad in Jamaica. Appleton took part in USD’s three-week facultyled program offering students the chance to study the history and culture of Jamaica by taking a course in either sociology or literature. A cornerstone of the program is community service and cultural immersion. Appleton spent time at a

DEL MAR — Del Mar author Udo Wahn and illustrator Jennifer Belote serve up the fourth book in the Cabo and Coral series, “Cabo and Coral Dog Days of Summer” about two dogs from a local animal shelter who learn to surf. Wahn is a physician and surfer and Belote is a member of the Wyland Ocean Arts Society. Visit caboandcoral.com or call (619) 955-3095. CARLSBAD — Carlsbad author Chonnette Leathers has published “Die to Live,” with a message about the Biblical command to love the Lord with all of your hearts, souls, minds and strengths. The book is available at tatepublishing.com/bookstore.

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and pets in costume surf together to raise funds for HWAC (Helen Woodward Animal Center); more than 70 interactive vendor booths; and the induction of the first dog into the HWAC Surf Dog Hall of Fame. For more information about the Surf Dog Surf-AThon, visit surfdog.kintera.org.

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local elementary school, helping lead classes and interact with children in an effort to better know Jamaican culture.

After years of anticipation, construction begins on the new site of Fire Station No. 2 at 618 Birmingham Drive near Interstate 5, just one of the city’s five fire stations. City Council unanimously approved a measure on Aug. 26, 2009 to replace the fire station after changes were made to the original design. In response to the Planning Commission’s earlier concerns about an imposing partition separating the facility from Interstate 5, the architect Lou Dominy redesigned a large sound barrier wall, fortifying the

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Chargers cut roster to 53, fill out practice squad By Tony Cagala

SAN DIEGO – The Chargers held their last practice with an 87-man roster Sept. 3 before head coach Norv Turner and staff had to cut 28 players for the final 53player roster to begin the regular season. The Chargers had to cut one extra player to accommodate the signing of veteran LB Na’il Diggs, 33, to a one-year contract. Diggs, who has played in the league for 12 seasons, was released by the St. Louis Rams prior to the end of the preseason. After the team’s practice, the Chargers announced the 28 cuts, which included preseason favorites WR Seyi Ajirotutu and third-string QB Scott Tolzien. “This is a tough day. You know that these guys, a lot of them are going to get an opportunity somewhere else, but you spend the morning with 25 or so guys, explaining to them why you’re doing things and how you’re doing it; it’s disappointing for all of them, and it probably takes a little toll on the coach,” Turner said. “I think we picked the best players for our football team right now,” Turner said. As for the shortened preseason due to a players’ lockout and contract negotiations, Turner felt bad for the young players. “They didn’t have May; they didn’t have June. They didn’t have the opportu-

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nities that normal guys had to get ready. I always think that May and June gets them ready to go compete for a job in training camp.” He added that this year, for all 32 teams, there are going to be players who got away. “You’re going to have some guys who got cut who end up on a practice squad at their team or on another

team, that end up being real good players, and you’ll have one of those stories five years from now and say, ‘Hey, soand-so cut him and now he’s a starter and a real good player.’” Turner said the players to be named to the practice squad will be decided starting Sunday, and depending on who gets claimed. But Turner said Tolzien is a guy they

would consider for a spot. Ajirotutu isn’t eligible for a spot on the practice squad. Tolzien and Ajirotutu can be claimed by 9 a.m. Sunday. After that, they become free agents. Tolzien was later claimed by the San Francisco 49ers. Rookie LB Darryl Gamble and fan favorite WR Bryan Walters, who had a standout preseason, both

made the team. Gamble’s goal was to make the team his first year out of college. Coming from Georgia University, who grew up in Bainbridge, Ga., Gamble received a lot of motivation and focus from fellow Georgian and new Charger ILB Takeo Spikes. “Just having those guys being able to come in and pep-talk you, ‘Darryl, this is your time. Do what you got to do to try and make the squad.’ And Takeo, he always gave me a little pep-talk everyday just to keep my mind focused on my agenda,” Gamble said. “(Takeo) always said ‘C’mon Georgia boy, you got to do it for the home team.’ I mean, not the university, but the state,” he added. Walters, from Kirkland, Wash. and graduate of Cornell University, was cut from the team last year, but was added to the team’s practice squad where he was able to prepare himself for another chance at making the team. “Being able to go against the number one defense in the NFL last year, every day, going against the starters, I couldn’t ask for a better way to get better and improve as a player,” Walters said. As for advice to the players cut and who may be heading to the practice squad, Walters gave this: “Bust your butt every day…the coaches look at everything, they’re

noticing you out there on the practice squad, if you’re doing well; just because you’re on the practice squad doesn’t mean you don’t have a shot, because you definitely do.” During the six weeks the players and the coaches work together, they get to know each other pretty well. “We spend a lot of time on non-football stuff with these young guys,” Turner said. “It was a rush job this year because the way we got them here, but the transition from college to NFL is a big transition, and the football part is probably the easiest part.” Turner said that the position coaches probably got to know the players more than he did, but that he tried to have involvement with each player. “I sat down with the guys we released today and tried to get a sense of where they’re at and where they’re headed and what we can do for them to help. So it’s a whole process.” On Monday, the Chargers rounded out their eight-man practice squad, which included LB Bront Bird, DT Charlie Bryant, T Steve Schilling, CB Traye Simmons, FB Frank Summers, TE Brad Taylor, T Eric Young and QB Drew Willy. The Chargers open the season at home Sept. 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.

CSUSM men’s team get first win, women go undefeated By Tony Cagala

The CSUSM men’s soccer team began the season 03 before winning their first game Sept. 5 against Westmont 4-2. The team has had a history of slow starts and strong finishes. “In 2010, the team started 2-3-1 before finishing with a 12-4-2 record. In 2009, the team started 1-3 before finishing 11-6-1,” said Kyle Trembley, sports information director. Coach Ron Pulvers, who coaches both the men and women’s programs, said he is disappointed with the 0-3 start especially with high hopes for the season. On the other hand, Pulvers’ women’s team has started the season undefeated; it’s the first time the team has ever done so. Pulvers credits a lot of

the women’s success to the leadership of their seniors and their Captains Arielle Cohen, Lauren Johnson and Kaycee Gunion. “They have cultivated an inclusive environment where every player 1-38 feels welcome and valued. They are the best set of captains we have had in my time here. In addition, seniors Shannon Cox, Chelsea Porter, and Lauren Misklevitz have really elevated their performances. The trio is from Antelope Valley Community College and has fully adjusted to the new environment and is making invaluable contributions to this team.” The men will continue to build on their first win Thursday when they take on Point Loma Nazarene. While their goals may have been high to begin with, with the

slow start, they plan on modifying those goals and still look to make a strong showing in their conference. “We play a 15-match schedule and I believe 9 wins will be strong enough to get us in (conference tournament). Our goal all along is to win 12 matches, but now that we are in a hole, we need to modify that goal. Although we are taking this journey one step at a time, we like our chances of being 3-3-0 at week’s end and back on track,” Pulvers said. “We have a team that is very together and capable of handling adverse situations. I think that is a sign of a closeknit team. There is 100 percent buy-in to what we are doing and it is a matter of time before the results begin to show up,” he said.

UCSD baseball hires new head coach UCSD Athletics announced the hiring of Eric Newman as its new head baseball coach Aug. 29. Newman was the pitching coach at Nebraska since 2007 and served as the head coach at Dallas Baptist from 2004 until 2007. Newman will be taking over the Triton program from Dan O’Brien who resigned in

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June to take the head position at NCAA Division I Santa Clara. “I’m really honored to be coming in and taking over a program that has established itself as one of the best in Division II,” Newman said. Newman pitched professionally for eight seasons with four different organizations.

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Colleges tap local lacrosse players Sports success has led to a host of college scholarships for local lacrosse players. The boys lacrosse team, RC (Rotten Cheeseburgers) Starz Lacrosse Club announced that eight of its current Elite High Schoollevel players have verbally committed to NCAA Division I colleges, with three additional players close to making final decisions. The players attend Torrey Pines High School, Cathedral Catholic High School and Bishop’s High School. RC Starz works to develop talented young

lacrosse players through coaching, competition and exposure. Jon Zissi is RC Starz’ Elite Coach as well as the Head of the Boys Lacrosse program at Torrey Pines High School. “The feedback and excitement our players are garnering from top level college coaches is a true testament to these boys hard work and the entire RC program,” Zissi said. RC Starz will be holding free tryouts for fifth-grader through high-school Elite Level boys teams for its fall

and winter seasons Oct. 9. The location is yet to be determined. There is also a program for third- and fourth-graders, which doesn’t require a tryout. For more information go to starzlax.com and find the RC link in the Regional Starz section or on Facebook at facebook,com/rclax.

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

SEPT. 9, 2011

Back to school, book tales, and parties in Rancho Santa Fe MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch Do you sometimes feel like a book chooses you? I do. An avid book reader and a frequent shopper at Book Tales in Rancho Santa Fe, you could say that I’ve had this experience on several occasions at different moments on my own life’s journey. Sometimes in life, it feel like there are synchronicities existing, pulling your subconscious to find just what you might need during challenging moments and a reprieve from your normal “day to day” moments. “Good Grief,” by Lolly Winston just happens to be the book I am referencing. The clever title and the book cover of a pair of pink bunny slippers JOIN 4-H !"#$%&'(#")'*$+,-$.&/0$1'&&$0#$#*23&&'*4$*#1$5#50#2$3*$6#789$:;$)8$<$7959$)8$8"#$%&'(#*")'*$!31*$=##8'*4$-)&&$3*$>)*?"3$6)*8)$@# >3)A9$!"'B$'B$)$13*A#2C/&$324)*'D)8'3*$8")8$"#&7B$?"'&A2#*$&#)2*$2#B73*B'0'&'8E$)*A$'*8#42'8E9$-#2#$'B$)$7"383$C235$)$C'2B8$7&)?#$C'*'B"$'*$8"#$69F9$.3/*8E worn by main character Sophie @)'2$G/*'32$H'(#B83?I$J*31&#A4#$K31&$?357#8'8'3*9 Courtesy photo Stanton actually gives you the impression of a slightly upbeat tone within the pages of this novel. But this book is anything but a lighthearted. However, sometimes it better to take the road less traveled and find a more concise perspective than you might have had before. “Good Grief,” was just that experience for me. After losing two of my good friends last year, I found myself identifying and rooting for Sophie as she challenged herself to discover a new life as a young widow. If you have recently lost STAYING COOL O"3$*##AB$-3&&E133A$1"#*$1#$")B$&3(#&E$&)A'#B$0E someone you love,this book is a 733&B'A#$ )8$ J)2')*$ @32BE8"PB$ "3/B#$ '*$ !"#$ .23B0EQ Photo by Machel wonderful novel that explores Penn Shull life “amidst grieving” and offers a beautiful message of hope and recovery along the way. In case you might have guessed, yes, I did buy my copy at Book Tales, which is my absolute favorite bookstore in the whole wide world.

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On Aug. 20, I woke up excited to see the sun was out in full force, without one cloud marking the blue sky. Why? Because every other Saturday or so I make my favorite stop at the Book Tales, the second hand bookshop in the Ranch right next to the library.Yes, as you read above, I just love this place. And on this particular day my good friend Shannon Elle came with me to visit this enchanting bookstore. I have included a photo from that day of all of Shannon’s books that she found with Nancy Miller. Nancy informed us she has been part of the Library guild for 30 years and has a passion for books, too. So, do take my advice and stop by during the week before 4 p.m. or on Saturday. If you love books, you won’t regret it. On Aug. 26, I had the pleasure of enjoying a spectacular evening at Mille Fleurs. If you didn’t know, this is one of the busiest times of the year there because of Del Mar’s racetrack season. When my husband and I arrived,I do believe there was a stretch limo parked out front, a Roll Royce adjacent to the bank and piano bar guests lined up right outside to squeeze in to the already packed bar.

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Every table on the courtyard was filled with beautiful people dressed in cocktail attire and the dining room was packed inside, too. The energy felt electric that evening. I have never been happier to be out again in the evening in Rancho Santa Fe. I have featured a fun photo of a well known face around town Advertising Assistant Manager, Krista Lafferty from the

Rancho Santa Fe News on the right of my husband, Robin Shull with Shannon Elle seated on his right side. Shannon is working as a hairstylist in Del Mar. An inside fact: Krista, Shannon and I worked briefly together in 2006 for another newspaper and what fun those days were, too! On Aug. 27, the weather continued to shine. Not only

was it sunny, but it also felt almost unbearably warm for the first time in awhile. I had the wonderful pleasure of looking forward to one of my favorite events, a spa party at Karian Forsyth’s home in The Crosby. I’m sure if you’ve read my column you know that this is featured every so often and I must say, I love writing about that day. With the weather

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just being one of my most supportive friends, ever. Tried and true, I know I can count on her word and as a friend that always cares. How lucky for me.Here is a gorgeous photo of just some of the ladies that day. I feel it captures the fun we were all having.Thanks, Karian, for always bringing a bit of glamour and “girl time” back into my schedule! Later that day, as I was leaving the Crosby through the side gate that leads right through San Dieguito Trails, I snapped this photo of a tranquil resting spot that might be a hidden jewel in Rancho Santa Fe. If you go hiking soon, you must seek out this lovely secluded spot right near where you park at the bottom of the trail. Also, don’ t forget, we lose an hour coming up shortly this fall, so enjoy the longer days and take advantage of the sunset before we roll back the time the first week in November On Aug. 29, the roads were packed before 8 a.m. in the Ranch with every man, woman, student and child vying for a spot in the line for the first day of school. If you missed the memo from Roger Rowe School’s new “Tardy Policy” and your child is a student, do please keep reading. Starting this year, if you are even one minute late without a legitimate reason,you will have to live with the image of your child sitting in detention for one hour during lunch break.You will then be notified of this and have to live with the fact that it was your fault.Wow. I guess they know how to get the point across. Let’s just say I will be leaving 15 minutes early each day to avoid Jackson hanging out in the detention room. Good luck parents! Don’t be late this year to school. I have included a picturesque photo of the new campus that is now still only one year old.The construction time was hard to suffer through, but wow, was it worth the wait, right parents? An inside tip if you are looking to change up your lunch box selection, call Tim Cusac, the owner of Caffe Positano in Rancho Santa Fe. He has wonderful, healthy and affordable lunch choices on his menu. He also delivers daily to all the schools in the area. Here is his number: (858) 759-1940. For those of you who may not place the name together with the shop, it’s the main coffee shop on Paseo Delicas, and there is also a location in Fairbanks.

being absolutely perfect, who knew the food and wine could be, too? Of course, at Karian’s home every vase, every photo, each plate and glass exemplify her personality with verve and color. Throwing a party takes talent, but to coordinate that feeling of exquisite sophistication found down to a fork in your If you have a fun event you would like hand takes real talent. And, Machel Penn to cover, contact her at that Karian has, not to mention mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.


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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

SEPT. 9, 2011

Cities urge residents to buy local By Wehtahnah Tucker

While the unemployment rate continues to rise and consumer buying power shrinks, two local governments are urging shoppers to spend what money they have locally. Solana Beach’s “Shop Solana First” campaign and Encinitas’ “Buy Local E” are both targeted at keeping coveted sales tax dollars in local coffers while boosting the business economy. The city of Solana Beach joined various local business groups including the chamber of commerce, American

Assets, Cedros Design District and Highway 101 Village Walk Association to form a partnership aimed at encouraging residents to shop locally in 2009. At a cost of approximately $25,000, the group surveyed residents and merchants, plastered banners around town and sent direct marketing materials to the city’s 13,000 residents. Steve Didier, assistant to the city manager, said that while there is no data available, anecdotal evidence shows the idea is catching on after just a couple of years.

“I believe there is a wide awareness of the program by both the merchants and consumers,” he said. Jan Sterling said the benefits of buying locally outweigh the potential savings in another location. “I could get in my car, fight the traffic and maybe save a few bucks to buy some gas or go out to eat,”the Solana Beach resident said. “But then the city doesn’t get the tax revenue, I’ve burned up a bunch of time and energy and there isn’t any real savings at all.” Sean MacLeod of South Cedros Associates said the effort is gaining momentum as more of the city’s 1,200 businesses actively participate in the program. While the notion makes practical sense, Didier said there are also unintended intangible consequences. “Shopping locally creates a sense of community,” he said. “It creates a stronger relationship between the businesses and residents where loyalty plays a big part.” The city of Encinitas is

catching on to the benefits of encouraging that same loyalty. The City Council voted unanimously in February 2009 to fund an effort aimed at encouraging residents to visit local merchants. The so-called “Buy Local E” campaign comes at a cost of up to $10,000 from the general fund to develop a website and marketing materials. Richard Phillips, assistant to the city manager, said that increasing local sales tax revenue was important because it is the second largest source of funds for the city’s day-to-day operations. While the state gets the lion’s share of the 7.75 percent sales tax that is charged on certain goods, Phillips said the city’s portion is substantial. In fact, the city brought in $11 million in sales tax revenue during the 2007-2008 fiscal year. Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan said she views the campaign as a partnership with the local merchant groups and chambers of commerce. TURN TO LOCAL E ON B7

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The largest mammals on Earth make for a good show E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Blue whales off the coast of Southern California? Who knew? I surely didn’t. Am I the last to hear about the appearance of the largest mammals on the planet so close to our shores? No, says Chad Steffen, a naturalist with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching in Dana Point (Orange County). The word is still getting out. “The blue whales have

only been in these waters for the last six to eight years,” he says, scanning the ocean with large binoculars from the wheelhouse of the excursion boat Dana Pride. “We don’t know why they’ve come here, but they follow the food and there is a lot of krill in this area now.” The abundance of krill could be due to cooler-thanusual waters — the ideal environment for the proliferation of the tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans. The excitement level on board rises when we encounter our first blue.The gentle giant, which casts an aquamarine color from our vantage point, slides through the water, skimming the surface several times

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to fill its lungs with air preparing for a really deep dive. When the huge whale tail slaps the water,it leaves a large, slick-looking, circular pattern on the ocean’s surface called a footprint. A few minutes later, Steffen calls attention to the sonar on the dashboard. “You see this thick line here?” he asks, pointing to the screen.“This is krill,and this little black line is a blue whale.” Maybe it’s the whale we saw just a few minutes ago. Like a torpedo, it’s headed toward the bottom of the ocean floor, which makes a dramatic drop from about 500 feet to 1,300 feet just under our boat. Consider these facts about blue whales, courtesy of Steffen and the American Cetacean Society: — Blue whales can be up to 100 feet or more in length. The Northern Hemisphere variety usually measures up to

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and chambers of commerce. “We all want to work together on this to make sure folks buy locally,” she said. Like many municipalities across the country, the city has seen a decline in revenue from sales tax. In fact, sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2008-2009 was sluggish and came in 5 percent lower than projected. According to the city’s budget documents, several factors contributed to the decline including low consumer confidence and the closure of several large retail outlets that year. The year the buy local program was implemented, the revenues fell an additional 8 percent. However, the decrease remained steady in fiscal year 2010-2011. Sales tax, the second largest revenue source, represents approximately 19 percent of the city’s general fund revenues. The campaign specifically targets residents with information about the importance of shopping local. Approximately 40 percent of sales tax revenue funds public safety services, with an additional 10 percent going to city parks and recreation programs according to Phillips. Highway 101 Corridor Coordinator Peder Norby said the shop local efforts have an economical, cultural and environmental impact. “It’s clear that where people shop makes a difference in a city’s budget,” he said.“But we also realize that it takes less energy to shop closer to where you live and work, increased sales purchases help retain local jobs and that local businesses contribute far more to the cultural activities of the city.” Norby said the initiative to educate residents and merchants about the benefits of shopping local underscores the connection between purchasing power and the city coffers. “The consumer has a choice, we’re not trying to take that away from them,” he said. “If we could move that choice from 50 percent local purchases to 60 percent that could mean an additional $1 million in revenue for the city.” Merchants are offering valuable discounts and specials to incentivize shoppers to keep their dollars spent locally. By mentioning the “Buy Local E” campaign, customers can save a percentage at retail outlets and restaurants around town. For more information, visit buylocale.org.

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

SEPT. 9, 2011

New campus greets new school year Hospice needs therapy dogs RANCHO SANTA FE — The Horizon Prep Lions are roaring into a new school year with a brand new campus. Families navigated their way around this year’s Teacher

Meet & Greet. “The beginning of every school year is exciting,” said Horizon Prep Vice Principal Holly Morey. “But this year it is especially exciting. We are

truly blessed to be in our new Horizon Prep student body returning from last year. facility.” Horizon Prep is celebrating a record retention rate along with the new campus with 97.5 percent of the

Do you have a certified pet therapy dog or cat that would like to bring joy to those in need? The Elizabeth Hospice is looking for certified pet therapy animals to join their volunteer team. You and your therapy animal would volunteer in your community to bring comfort to hospice patients. Call the hospice’s Volunteer Department for more information about the upcoming orientation. The Elizabeth Hospice has a 33-year tradition as the provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the terminally ill and their families. Since opening its doors, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 75,000 patients and families in northern San Diego County neighborhoods regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, call (760) 737-2050 or visit elizabethhospice.org.

Kudos to outstanding students

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Long-planned coastal rail trail slowly takes shape By Wehtahnah Tucker

The city is making progress on a nearly decade’s old regional plan to create a trail that runs the length of the state’s scenic southern coastline along the rail corridor. The project involves the preservation and development of disconnected links like those already in place in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Solana Beach. These patches of rail trail will one day connect the entire 42-mile Coastal Rail Trail. Designed as a means of increasing bike and foot traffic, the trail will run adjacent to the active tracks of the San Diego to Los Angeles corridor. As Amtrak, Metrolink and Coaster commuter trains create a barrier to the coastline for many residents and visitors to coastal cities, public transportation is a priority. With that in mind, the rail trail is designed to be

more than merely a recreational-use path, but rather a means of foot and bicycle traffic that will ultimately reduce carbon emissions and vehicle congestion, according to planning agency staff. Richard Phillips, deputy city manager, said the project is progressing incrementally as funding becomes available and it makes sense. In fact, the city received good news as construction of the Santa Fe Road grade-separated pedestrian under crossing was placed out to bid by SANDAG Aug. 30. “The project is the first of four grade-separated pedestrian under crossings that are planned for the rail corridor that runs through Encinitas,” Phillips said in a e-mail to the City Council. “Part of the Santa Fe project includes construction of a small portion, 220-feet of the rail trail just south of the under crossing site.” Planning of the project

began in 2002 with a settlement agreement between the city and the North County Transit District, the agency responsible for the area on both sides of the railroad tracks. It was contingent upon obtaining a funding commitment from the State for preliminary design and engineering according to Phillips. “The city and SANDAG partnered in the project, with the city taking the lead in design approval and environmental documentation phase and SANDAG on the construction phase,” he said. Funding for the project comes from various sources including $1.25 million in city funds. With so many entities involved in the planning and implementation process, the long timeline is not unreasonable to officials. But, many avid cyclists are losing patience. “I’ve been hearing about linking

trails for 10 years and I haven’t seen much progress,” said Connor Burquist, who stopped for a brief rest during his 15-mile bike ride up the coast from San Diego. “I would love to take my kids on a ride along the ocean without worrying about traffic and safety,” he said. “It’s really something that would add to the quality of life to have an entire stretch of trails.” Phillips said the completion of the railroad crossings is an important part of the equation when it comes to linking the various coastal trails. “The purpose of the grade-separated pedestrian crossings is to improve pedestrian access and circulation across the rail corridor and improve rail and pedestrian safety conditions,” he said. Bids are due in October, with construction estimated to take between eight to 12 months to complete.

A number of successful scholars from around North County celebrated landmark moments at their respective colleges and universities this spring. DePaul University announced that Michael Stockalper of Encinitas graduated Cum Laude from DePaul University in Chicago this summer. Taylor Payne of Encinitas and Shannon Wright of Encinitas both were named to the DePaul University Spring 2011 dean’s list. Justin Woodrow Smith, of Carlsbad, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College. Also from Excelsior College, Yingchun Chen Shepard, of San Marcos, earned an Associate in Applied Science and Administrative/Management Studies; and Justin D. Miles of Vista earned a Bachelor of Science. Encinitas residents Taylor Payne and Shannon Wright made the DePaul University Spring 2011 dean’s list. From Benedictine University, Michele J. Davis of San Marcos, earned her M.P.H. in Public Health and Anthony William Humphrey, of Vista, earned his M.B.A. Christopher Campbell, of San Marcos, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Concordia University, St. Paul. Campbell is a sophomore majoring in criminal justice.


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Solace & the Moonlight Lounge is as cool as it sounds About two years ago local food writers were given a heads-up via a nice dinner at the original North Park Solace

that an Encinitas version of tination and this was big news. Lounge is now another solid Solace was on the way. At the Since then, Encinitas has option to that lineup. time, Encinitas was just com- exploded with dining options They did great things ing into its own as a dining des- and Solace & the Moonlight with the space with a downstairs dining room and the Moonlight Lounge upstairs which features a bar, communal table, and outdoor deck. It also serves a lounge menu as well as the full dining room menu. On two visits, I found myself drawn to the upstairs lounge. It just seemed to have more character and energy and I love the idea of the communal table to meet new folks over drinks and dinner. The staff was very friendly and attentive but our server, at least, did not seem to have the menu knowledge one would expect from a chef driven establishment. We did not get silver until we asked for it. We ordered a cheese plate that never showed up, our oysters were called clams upon delivery, and our requested extra tomato jam never made it for the cheddar biscuits. This was on a fairly slow Monday evening. Again, there was no attitude problem as everyone was very nice and we seemed to have multiple Finding Tranquility Within... servers, which made it even $ more odd, but better than the alternative of being ignored. any 1 hour service: Massage, I’d just really like to see a Facials, & Body Wraps server in a cool place like Solace (among others in Spa services: Sugaring Hair Removal, Encinitas) who can wow me any 1 hair removal: Bikini, PCA Skin Care Facials, & Massage with their menu knowledge, Brazilians, & Brows romance the dishes a bit, and We offer Sugaring Hair Removal which is suggest a beautiful wine or beer pairing with what I’m 345 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Ste. O • Encinitas organic, healthier for your skin, and fewer

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DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate We heard the watermelon, tomato and cucumber salad was a must-have and that did not disappoint. The whole salad section looked very good and they average around $10. My entrée was the mustard crusted local halibut with farro stew and a toasted black pepper sauce. Farro was new to me but it worked well and added a nice rustic texture to the dish.Think al dente barley, and look farro up as it is an interesting grain. We also tried the leg of duck confit, duck fat fried creamers, cress-apple-fennel slaw, and a red wine sauce. All good stuff and I’ll be back to try all the entrees which range from $9.50 for the burgers to $32.50 for the ribeye. The peanut butter and chocolate crème brulee for dessert is now on my top 5 list. Their entire dessert list looked delicious and they all run $7. Everything about the restaurant including hours, location, and the menu can be found at eatsolace.com. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.

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City writes letter on fairgrounds By Bianca Kaplanek

Although Solana Beach supports regional control and management of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, it opposes any one entity owning or operating the site, Mayor Lesa Heebner and Councilman Dave Roberts stated in an Aug. 3 letter sent to Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier and Councilman Mark Filanc. Heebner and Roberts, who make up their city’s ad hoc committee addressing the proposed sale of the fairgrounds, sent the letter following reports that Del Mar was continuing its efforts to buy the state-owned property after the two cities reached a “gentlemen’s agreement... to work as partners.” “We feel that it is important for us, as representatives of the Solana Beach City Council, to clarify our position,” the letter states. In addition to not supporting sole ownership, the letter states that Solana Beach opposes the proposed governance model because it doesn’t adequately ensure that Del Mar would not have ultimate control over the use, management and operations of horse racing and fairgrounds activities. The concept is also “cumbersome” and “vulnerable” to operational and management conflicts between horse racing and non-horse racing activities, according to the letter. “It does not provide a clear resolution mechanism other than through the Probate Court System, nor does it provide for adequate regional input and control of the operations or future operations of this regional asset,” the letter states. Heebner and Roberts said Solana Beach would work with regional and state representatives to assure that all activities at the fairgrounds are comprehensively governed and controlled by a regional entity designed to prevent overdevelopment and preserve the natural resources and agricultural mission of the property in perpetuity. Del Mar offered to buy the site, which makes up 20 percent of the city, in July 2009 when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed selling it to close the state budget deficit. After months of negotiations, Schwarzenegger agreed to the $120 million sale. Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t said whether he supports the purchase but a bill authorizing the sale has been put on hold. According to Del Mar’s proposed governance model, called a public benefit trust indenture, a nine-member board would operate the fair and other activities. That board will include one appointed representative each from Del Mar, Solana Beach, the city and county of San Diego, the San Diego Farm Bureau and the San TURN TO FAIRGROUNDS ON B11

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Rady Children’s Hospital benefits from Cricket By Bianca Kaplanek

About 130 golfers, some from as far away as Asia, teed off Aug. 29 at Del Mar Country Club for the sixth annual Cricket Charity Golf Tournament to benefit programs at Rady Children’s Hospital. The all-volunteer event was started in 2005 by Sergio Garcia, senior director of devices for Cricket Wireless, after his wife, Lorena, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “I needed to find a way to help those less fortunate,” Garcia said. “So I

reached out to the wireless community.” Funds raised have gone to different charities in the past but this is the third consecutive year the event will benefit the H.O.P.E.S., ( H e m a t o l og y / O n c o l og y Parents Extending Support), program at the Peckham Center for cancer and blood disorders. H.O.P.E.S. provides financial assistance to families who cannot afford expenses not covered by insurance, as well as everything from wigs and food vouchers to a space heater

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for a home without heat. The tournament also supports Rady Children’s Kawasaki disease, pulmonary, orthopedics and cranial facial programs. “We’re grateful and ecstatic,” Mindy Collins, Rady’s director of corporate development, said. “This company really understands our needs and wraps its arms around the hospital. We can’t thank them enough.” It was the first year Doug Hutcheson, Cricket’s chief executive officer, was in town to attend the event. “I was thinking about what my biggest contribution could be and decided it PITCHING IN 1/&?'(+ &?/%+ 6"#,*+ 5"$6+ I$&:?')"%*+ 7(2:F'&+ J2('#')) wasn’t my golf game,” :?2',+'C':$&23'+",,2:'(*+"K&'9+&"+-/()?/#+&?'+'3'%&E+LM+D/)+&?2%F2%6+/8"$& Hutcheson told golfers D?/&+ -=+ 8266')&+ :"%&(28$&2"%+ :"$#9+ 8'+ /%9+ 9':29'9+ 2&+ D/)%N&+ -=+ 6"#, before they headed out to 6/-'*O+?'+)/29E

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the course. “I’ll be helping with marshaling so get rid of your erasers.” The event culminated with a dinner, a silent auction, an awards presentation for contests held throughout the day and a raffle for a

two-year lease on a 2011 Porsche. The first tournament took in about $40,000. Garcia said he expected to make between $350,000 and $400,000 this year.

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$30 million in exchange for a 55-year lease to operate horse racing at the site, but have since pulled out of the deal. “No one community should own the fairgrounds,� Roberts said. “We’re disappointed Del Mar continues to head in one direction.� Del Mar Councilman Carl Hilliard said ownership by more than one entity would be a wasteful duplication of services. He said his city has vowed

to continue horseracing and have said all along they oppose talks were beginning to indicate Del Mar might agree to a the annual fair if the sale is suc- sole ownership. Roberts said they thought partnership. cessful. But the city has no business running a fair or horseracing, he said. That’s one reason Del Mar proposed the public trust. Donate / Recycle “Del Mar is the only one to come up with a finance plan,â€? Unwanted Items Hilliard said. Furniture • Clothes • Etc. Benefitting the Developmentally Disabled “And it’s in our city limits. We could provide better services,â€? he added. Solana Beach officials 1x2 is newspaper talk for a one column by 2â€? ad. Too small to be effective? Potpourri Resale Store

Hansen for his input,� Quay said. “As Hap Hansen is the trainer on the property and generates almost all of the borders that use the area, the Association Board felt his input was critical.� Hansen’s recommendation was that the work proceed in two phases, the first being the removal of the top layer of sand and then the base layer reworked if necessary. Also at the recent meeting, the Association voted to spend funds not to exceed $3,431 to replace four broken bladder tanks and install controller/variable speed submersible pumps on Osuna Ranch. The ranch’s landscaping, pastures, turn outs and arena are watered with well water. The upper wells are currently working property but four of the bladder tanks are rusted and leaking, Smith told the board. “Fain Pump Company, who has maintained our well equipment since the Association purchased the

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

SEPT. 9, 2011

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 You could be extremely fortunate in the upcoming solar cycle, through an arrangement that another has started and upon which you can build your own nest egg. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this unusual opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Working hard and giving a job all that you can might not be enough to accomplish your goal. Fortunately, you’ll have Lady Luck helping you drive to the post. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It behooves you to try to make a game out of a tedious job that you’re trying to complete. It’ll take the edge off of the boredom, especially if you get a friend to help you out. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — When helping another, treat what you’re trying to do earnestly and place importance on it, even if you have no stake in it. It’ll make you look good in the other party’s eyes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — We all, upon occasion, find ourselves in need of a good sounding board. If you have an issue weighing on your mind, discuss it with someone you respect. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A major objective that you’ve been finding to be far more difficult to accomplish than you had expected might suddenly get completed, owing to new forces becoming involved.

CELEBRITY CIPHER

by Luis Campos

Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another. TODAY'S CLUE:

T equals F

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although you might be faced with a situation similar to one that gave you fits previously, you learned from it and can now use the same tactics that proved to be so successful before. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Why would you settle for the status quo when your destiny is in your own hands? Take charge and implement whatever changes you feel would improve your life. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Give a friend the benefit of the doubt when things aren’t adding up the way they should. Until you know differently, trust what your pal has to say about a delicate issue that affects you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’re in a good achievement cycle in terms of your ambitious objectives. Now is the time to take on that special project that when completed will make life a whole lot easier. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Letting the one you love know how much she or he means to you isn’t likely to be accomplished by words alone, but by how you act and what you do for him or her. Deeds say more than words. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It takes dedication as well as skill to excel to capture the win. Thus, if you’re more determined to take the crown than the other person, victory can be yours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — If you’ve been falling short on accomplishing a major goal, perhaps it’s time to bring in someone who has certain skills you lack. Chances are that collectively it can be done.

SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

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PREVIOUS SOLUTION: “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” - Henry Rollins

MONTY by Jim Meddick

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson

THE GRIZZWELLS by Bill Schorr

COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

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